In April 2009, the French environmental magazine Terra Eco published a story on the Solar Electric Light Fund, “SELF ou l’empire du soleil électrifiant.” That story grabbed the attention of Vu du Ciel, a National Geographic-like program hosted by world-renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
You may have seen or own a copy of Arthus-Bertrand’s stunningly beautiful coffee table book Earth from Above. Or perhaps you have watched HOME, the documentary about planet Earth (as seen from above) that was filmed and produced by Arthus-Bertrand and made freely available to the world via the Internet.
On November 26, 2009, French television broadcast a 90-minute episode of Vu du Ciel entitled “The End of Oil” which featured SELF’s work in Benin, West Africa.
Here’s the English-language version of SELF’s segment in the program: