Black Out*

Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, gas stations and the wealthy parts of the city, searching for light to enable them to study. This evocative documentary tells the story of these children’s inspiring struggle for education in the face of their country’s own fight for change.

*Showing FREE as part of http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

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  • Judine S.

    I just thanked my representative for voting YES for the Electrify Africa Act, a bill that will help Africa provide electricity to 50 million people for the very first time. Will you send a message, too? http://bit.ly/SGdm5p­

    May 9

  • Judine S.

    We learned from "Blackout" the lack of electricity I Africa. 7 out of 10 people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. 68% of the population lacks access to electricity or other modern energy services. Providing access to reliable and affordable energy is a big poverty of fighting global poverty, and we can do something about it. There's a bi-partisan bill in Congress right now that can help provide electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, and without any new costs to US taxpayers. I sent a message to my representative to cosponsor this bill. Can you send a message? It takes two minutes and is huge step in the fight against poverty. http://www.one.org/us/energy-po...­

    1 · April 4

  • Tijhuana

    Outstanding film

    1 · March 23

  • Candice

    Vey informative documentary. It was greet meeting everyone

    1 · March 23

  • Pedra C.

    Excellent film, beautiful library!

    1 · March 23

  • Pamela

    Hey everyone,
    The library opens a 1pm. The event is on the 2nd floor and starts at 2pm.
    I have on a red knit sweater.
    Hope to see you there. :-)

    2 · March 23

  • Dunori V. P.

    Today's outfit - tan hat, caramel jacket (same as last nite), blue jeans. I guess I will see y'all in the lobby if possible because I never been to this place before

    1 · March 23

  • Miz-Turee

    As of yesterday I've been scheduled to work this weekend

    March 21

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