The award-winning documentary Burning in the Sun follows 26-year-old Daniel Dembélé as he returns to his homeland in Mali to start a local business building recycled solar panels from scrapsthe first of its kind in this sun-drenched nation near the Sahara Desert. His goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99 percent of which live without power.
Burning in the Sun is the story of Daniels journey of growing his idea into a viable company and to 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, Burning in the Sun explores what it means to become your own man and the small steps that can change the destiny of a nation.
The Topanga Peace Alliance will screen Burning in the Sun on Friday, September 5 at the Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 90290.
There will be a discussion following the film. Please bring a non-alcoholic beverage, cheese, dip, fruit or crackers to share a vegetarian snack potluck (no alcohol) at 7:15 p.m. with the film screening at 7:30 p.m.
A $10 donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.