by Emilie Spiegel
January 20th, 2012

We’re psyched to share that Rooftop Alums Cambria Matlow and Morgan Robinson’s Burning in the Sun will make its national TV debut on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9pm EST & PST, as part of PBS’ AfroPop series. The doc had its World Premiere here at Rooftop in 2009, and we couldn’t be happier for the filmmakers.

Burning in the Sun follows the super charming Daniel Dembele on his quest to bring solar power to his native Mali. For Dembele, this deeply personal project will not only drastically improve the quality of life in his country, but also help empower Malians to decrease their dependence on foreign goods and labor. Dembele’s enthusiasm and charisma hook you in as he develops and implements his solar panel business, and first person testimonies from the villagers he’s helping leave you feeling totally involved, engaged, and inspired.

Broadcast info below- don’t miss it!

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Burning In the Sun premieres on PBS World.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9pm EST & PST.


Los Angeles on KCET 

Boston on WGBH

Washington D.C. on WHRO

Philadelphia on WHYY

Find your local PBS World station here.


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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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