PERC Member Event: Showing of "Burning in the Sun"

  • 23 Apr 2013
  • 7:30 PM
  • The Campus Theatre, located at 413 Market Street in Lewisburg
Addressing climate change, poverty, and self-sufficiency, the film demonstrates how a small-scale, local business model can provide jobs, appropriate technology, and empowerment to people everywhere.

The Bucknell University Environmental Center's spring "Green Screens" film series concludes on Tues., April 23, with a 7:30 p.m. showing of "Burning in the Sun."
Admission to the film showing is $2 per person.

In this 2010 documentary film directed by Cambria Matlow and Morgan Robinson we meet 26-year-old Daniel Dembélé, who is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Dembélé decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels -- the first of its kind in the sun-drenched nation. His goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99% of which live without power. "Burning in the Sun" tells the story of Dembélé's experiences growing the budding idea into a viable company and of the business' impact on his first customers in the tiny village of Banko. Addressing climate change, poverty, and self-sufficiency, the film demonstrates how a small-scale, local business model can provide jobs, appropriate technology, and empowerment to people everywhere. A post-screening discussion will be led by Dina El-Mogazi, Director of the BUEC Campus Greening Initiative. (A public Renewable Energy Workshop will be held at Bucknell on April 27.)

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