Burning in the Sun

83mins2010DocumentaryNR
directors
Cambria MatlowMorgan Robinson
starring
Moussa DoumbiaMamadou KouyateOlga SidibeDaniel Demb�l�Mamadou TraoreAmadou SisseWoyo DoumbiaDr. Richard KompColonel Lassine DoumbiaBamoussa DoumbiaLoriana Ricarelli Demb�l�Carolina Barreto Cajina
Twenty-six year old charmer Daniel Dembélé is equal parts West African and Italian, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel returns to his impoverished homeland in Mali to start a micro business building recycled solar panels from scraps- the first of its kind in this tiny sun drenched nation in the Sahara Desert. Daniel's goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99% of which live without power. BURNING IN THE SUN is Daniel's journey to grow his idea into a viable company, and see his dream of improving the lives of his countrymen realized, beginning with the small village of Banko. With controversial stances on sustainable energy, poverty, and African self-sufficiency, the documentary explores what it means to become your own man and the small steps that can change the destiny of a nation.
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