“Light” takes us on a journey, in a classic land rover defender, with a passionate team, into the last mile region of Northern Kenya. There we discover the impact that portable solar light has on students who live without electricity access. At the same time learning the challenges these students face in getting an education. An adventurous story of inspiration and determination, as well the bond women share in making the program a success.

  • Nicole Watson
    Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls
  • Beryl Achieng Omondi
  • Carla Roda
  • John Koudounis
    Sustainable Future Survivor Girls
  • Tamara Johnson
    Re-Recording Mixer
    I -Carly
  • Jonathan Perkins
    Drone Wars
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Youth, Sustainability, Education, International, Women, Innovation, Solar power, SDGs, Technology
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Swahili
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Better World Film Festival
    October 15, 2023
    Sunrise Trophy Award
  • United Nations Association Film Festival - UNAFF
    Palo Alto
    United States
    October 21, 2023
  • AREDay Summit
    United States
    October 9, 2023
  • RE+ Convention (Renewable Energy Convention)
    Las Vegas
    United States
    September 12, 2023
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Nicole Watson

Director, producer and conservationist Nicole is from Vancouver Canada, and shares her time between her non-profit program work and production of factual content in the film industry. Nicole has developed unscripted factual television series and raised financing for independent features, as well as acted in numerous projects. She is fluent in French and majored in fine arts, as well holds an Executive MBA in Sustainable Business. She is the founder of the 'econic earth foundation' a California based 501(c)(3) dedicated to environmental and wildlife conservation through solar power initiatives for students and communities living off-grid.

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Director Statement

This film is important to me as it's based on 4 years of work, and research on how portable solar light can impact students who live without electricity. I am proud to be sharing my second documentary film with audiences, to share the stories and impacts from solar light from the students in Northern Kenya. We have a wonderful international team that worked on this film from; Kenya, Spain, Australia, Canada and USA. We hope that the film will raise greater awareness on electricity inequality, as well as inspire audiences with the determination despite the lack of energy access, shared from the students featured in the film.