Burning in the Sun

Director: Cambria Matlow and Morgan Robinson
Country: Mali
Year: 2009
Running Time: 82 min.
Language: French, English, and Bambara

Young West African Daniel Dembele looks to make his mark on the world. Leaving Europe to return to his homeland Mali, he seizes an opportunity to build solar panels in rural communities. 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.