Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Burning in the Sun at NY African Film Fest

In the week preceding the 5th annual Documentary Lab, I'm pleased to announce that 2008 Doc Lab (and fiscal sponsorship program) alumnus Burning in the Sun is showing in the New York African Film Festival tomorrow, April 7th at 5:45pm, and April 13th at 3pm. Get tickets here. The directors, charming Cambria Matlow and daring Morgan Robinson, will be there to answer your electrifying questions.

Burning in the Sun is the story of 26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele; equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Daniel decides to return to his homeland in Mali and starts a business building solar panels – the first of its kind in the sun drenched nation. Daniel’s goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99% of which live without power. Burning in the Sun tells the story of Daniel’s journey growing the budding idea into a viable company, and of the business’ impact on Daniel’s first customers in the tiny village of Banko. Taking controversial stances on climate change, poverty, and African self-sufficiency, the film explores what it means to grow up as a man, and what it takes to prosper as a nation.

Congratulations Lab Friends!

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