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No problem! : 6 months with the barefoot grandmas / Spring Box Films present ; director, Yasmin Kidwai.

Contributor(s): Kidwai, Yasmin [direction.] | India. Ministry of External Affairs. Public Diplomacy Division.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New Delhi : Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, c2011Description: 1 videodiscs of 1 (DVD) (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Barefoot College -- India -- Tilonia (Rajasthan) | Renewable energy sources -- Feature films | Solar energy projects India Rajasthan Feature filmsGenre/Form: Documentary films.DDC classification:
Production Credits: Editing, Jabeen Ghatak ; cinematography, Harmeet Basur ; sound, Mohandas V.P. ; music, Rahul Ram, Amit Kilam ; producer, Springbox Films.
Summary: Middle aged village women from six different countries land in an Indian village to learn how to construct solar electrical systems. Many of them are barely literate and only speak their own mother tongue. Their instructors are simple folk from Tilonia, Rajasthan who possess no degrees. These two unlikely groups bond over concepts such as solar panels, circuit boards, charge controllers and electrical resistance. They are participating in a unique programme designed by the Barefoot College, a pathbreaking institution that has revolutionised the lives of thousands of people all over the world since it was founded in 1977. The film follows one batch of women trainees on a life-altering six month journey. Starting with a bewildered arrival at an unfamiliar international airport, learning to deal with sabji-roti and "oil jyaada-jyaada" while figuring out how to fit tiny components into circuit boards and connect wires to batteries, creating a sensation at the Pushkar camel fair, working through the unfamiliar winter chill, swapping songs and stories of life back home, they finally return triumphant as Barefoot Solar Engineers, bringing light into remote villages where electricity has so far been only a dream.
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Copyright notice on disc: Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

"A public diplomacy initiative of the Government of India"--Container.

Editing, Jabeen Ghatak ; cinematography, Harmeet Basur ; sound, Mohandas V.P. ; music, Rahul Ram, Amit Kilam ; producer, Springbox Films.

Middle aged village women from six different countries land in an Indian village to learn how to construct solar electrical systems. Many of them are barely literate and only speak their own mother tongue. Their instructors are simple folk from Tilonia, Rajasthan who possess no degrees. These two unlikely groups bond over concepts such as solar panels, circuit boards, charge controllers and electrical resistance. They are participating in a unique programme designed by the Barefoot College, a pathbreaking institution that has revolutionised the lives of thousands of people all over the world since it was founded in 1977.

The film follows one batch of women trainees on a life-altering six month journey. Starting with a bewildered arrival at an unfamiliar international airport, learning to deal with sabji-roti and "oil jyaada-jyaada" while figuring out how to fit tiny components into circuit boards and connect wires to batteries, creating a sensation at the Pushkar camel fair, working through the unfamiliar winter chill, swapping songs and stories of life back home, they finally return triumphant as Barefoot Solar Engineers, bringing light into remote villages where electricity has so far been only a dream.

In English and dubbed into Portugese, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian.

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