INVITATION: Ciné-ONU film screening: “Bring the sun home” - Monday 24 October - 18:30 - Topkino, Vienna

On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October) and United Nations Day (24 October), the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations (Vienna), the National Committee for UN Women, Austria, this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie “Bring the sun home”  (by Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini, Italy, 67 min, Original version with English subtitles) followed by a Q&A session with invited guests, free entry.

(Please note: there is no reserved seating - admission is first come, first served; free tickets are distributed at Topkino prior to the screening; please come early as screenings are popular)

Date / Time: Monday, 24 October 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna

Participants of the panel discussion:
Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini – Co-directors of the film “Bring the sun home”
Lilly Sucharipa – President, National Committee for UN Women, Austria
Peter Baumann – Co-founder of Engineers without Borders (Austria)
Martin Nesirky – Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)

Maura and Rosa, two illiterate women from a village with no light in El Salvador have just arrived in India to attend a course to learn how to make solar panels at the Barefoot College. These ladies had never left their families, they don’t speak English and it seems impossible they will learn. At the same time in South Peru Jeny and Paula, who have just come back from India, show that the Barefoot College is the place where the impossible is possible. They were wives and mothers, now they have become solar engineers and they are travelling from village to village to bring the sun home.