Wednesday, March 30 | 7:30 PM


USA/Mali, not rated, 82 minutes

English, Bambara and French with English subtitles


Documentary directed by Cambria Matlow & Morgan Robinson




Daniel Dembele, a 26-year-old charmer who is equal parts West African and European, was looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, he 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 located in rural communities, 99% of which live without power. The film follows him on his journey in growing the budding idea into a viable company and how it affects his first customers in the tiny village of Banko. Taking controversial stances on climate change, poverty, and African self-sufficiency, the film explores what it takes to prosper as a nation.


Advance Tickets


Part of the Francophonie Celebration of New England

& the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration



PARPCV 50th Anniversary French Consulate Gatehouse Media Belmont Cultural Council


All films are shown at the Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont, Massachusetts, unless specified.

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