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Independent Lens Episode: "Solar Mamas"

Season 14, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: A look at India's Barefoot College, which teaches rural and poor women how to create self-reliant, sustainable communities. One student, a mother of four from Jordan, leaves her village for the first time in order to learn about solar engineering. But her education is jeopardized by her husband, who threatens to divorce her and take away their children if she doesn't return home.
Original Air Date: Nov 5, 2012

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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