Have you seen trailers for this movie Burning in the Sun? Below is not a trailer, it’s an in-depth video about the film’s subject, Daniel DembÃ©lÃ©. You have got to check it out.
From Al Jazeera:
Twenty-six-year-old Daniel DembÃ©lÃ© is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world.
Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel 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.
Daniel’s goal is to electrify the households of rural communities – 99 per cent of which live without power.
Burning in the Sun tells the story of Daniel’s journey growing the budding idea into a viable company, and its impact on Daniel’s first customers in the tiny village of Banko.
Taking controversial stances on climate change, poverty and African self-sufficiency, the film explores what it means to grow up as a man, and what it takes to prosper as a nation.
This is something that inspired me this morning to drive 2011’s possibilities of solar, wind, geothermal, and wave power as hard as I can. I’m tired of hearing stories about how gas is going up higher than five or six bucks a gallon soon, and how companies like BP are skirting around the legal system like it was a flea market in which the only penalty is paying too much.
Let’s kick ass in 2011 to make up for 2010’s shortcomings!