PRESENTATION Solar powered cinema: to share is to be human
First-hand accounts of running a itinerant solar powered cinema project. Cinéma Du Désert project members will talk about the ethics of running such a project and challenges of social activism while traveling the world, often going to very remote places. They will discuss mixing cinema with grassroots movements, with activism, with environmentalism, with people who are at risk of losing their livelihoods to just-for-profit structures. We aim to directly provide new information that can work as a trigger for some real palpable change in people's' lives so to help them adapt to a rapidly changing world!
In his own words:
"Over the weekend I got the chance to show my film The Land Between, E-WASTELAND and Bikpela Bagarap (Big Damage) in Rome, Italy - at CRACK Festival, at Forte Prenestino, the largest squat in Italy. It was an outdoor screening, organised by Cinéma du Désert CdD, a "Mobile Solar Truck" which travels across the African continent, and brings cinema to remote villages and communities. They concentrate on documentaries and cartoons for children, entertaining and educating mainly about the dangers of globalisation, and issues relating to migration.
It's an honour and a pleasure to be now in collaboration with them, and look forward to screening my films on the road!"
Cinema du Desert is still moving through the Central Eastern region of Burkina Faso - in partnership with AICS and local associations with the project "CinemArena" - promoting alternatives to illegal migration.
A reporter from SkyTG24 joined the "CinemArena" crew...
Raising awareness with continuous film screenings and activities in the region of Garango where most immigrants from Burkina-Faso to leave for the adventure of trying to cross the Sahara Desert towards Italy
A joint venture with AICS and the CinemArena initiative during most of the year of 2017
Cinema du Desert è rientrato in Italia dopo la quarta spedizione in Burkina Faso.
Quest'estate abbiamo preparato un programma speciale, con la collaborazione di oltre 30 associazioni, musicisti e artisti di circo contemporaneo!!!
Vi aspettiamo numerosi ;-)
After our 4th mission to Burkina Faso we're back in Italy! This summer you will find our Cinema Truck in the northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige, where we will cooperate with more than 30 local associations, musicians and circus performers!!!
See ya there ;-)
THE FIRST SCREENINGS ARE IN!
MORE NEWS VERY SOON!!!
GARAGE ITALIA in Ouagadougou
College Wenopanga de Sarago
Screening of 'BABIES' & 'Kirikou 1'
Chez Guérisseur Seydou
Screening of 'One day on Earth'
School of NAGREONGO
Screening of 'KIRIKOU 2'
School of OUAGADOUGOU
Screening of 'ADAMA'
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3.402 people are following this page... please help us on our way back to Burkina-Faso in 2017!!!
Not too much to say about our second mission in Greece... or better, too much...
Lots of emotions and lots of questions about this "human crisis" presently occurring ...
We met again many people we known from the first mission. They moved out from illegal camps (at the border with Macedonia/Skopje) to governmental camps around Thessaloniki.
It's been quite shocking to see that. All the people joined the official camps and nothing is really changed.
The moral inside the camps is very down. No more dreams of Germany or better future for most of them...and the winter is coming!
Our mobile cinema moved every night in a different camp, trying to reach as much people as possible, we managed to organize screenings in 8 different places.
We screened Charlie Chaplin, The boy and the world, Tom and Jerry and also the videos that some friends made after the first expedition: CArovana artistica Udine-Idomeni (may-june 2016).
It was nice to see everybody looking for themself in the videos and smile a lot, seeing their friends on the big screen.
The good news is that still a lot of volunteers, coming from the whole world, doing an amazing team-work to make operative services as: mobile library, children areas, english schools, mobile kitchen, and so on.
The cinema sessions were a good "healing" and we always had a very good feedback by the audience...
We had to left with a promise: before June we will be back! ;-)
Stay tuned and for more info about whats happening in Greece please check: https://medium.com/@AreYouSyrious
We want to thanks all the people who helped us to realize this mission and all the association and organization who were out under the sky with us during the screenings. A special thanx to "Help Refugees HQ" for guesting us in their warehouse, "Philoxenia" and "Soul Food Kitchen" to let us be part of their amazing project!
To Share is To Be Human!
Photo Credits : Gloria Chillotti and Pettirouge Prod.
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