Between 5 expeditions to West Africa, one long 9-month journey to Mongolia, a recent North Italian free cinema tour, one small trip to bring humanitarian aid to Syrian Refugee Camps in Greece and working at many alternative festivals around Europe from Boom, to Sonica, to Ozora... the Cinema du Desert Truck Team has so far traveled more than 100.000 kms. (since 2009) bringing Joy and Fun directly to where it is most needed and unexpected! But these trips have their costs! Here's our new Italian crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to make the next expeditions to Greece & Burkina-Faso become a reality... Spread the word! Spread the love! Spread the revolution!
This is what we have to offer in exchange for your solidarity:
Our new partners Connect4Climate are putting together this incredible opportunity for professional and amateur filmmakers worldwide with a passion for film and climate issues!!!
Building upon the extraordinary success of our Action4Climate documentary film competition in 2014 with more than 230 stories from 70 countries, the competition invites young filmmakers (14-35 years old) across the world to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) (less than 1min) or a Short Film (1-5min) with an emphasis on climate actions and solutions.
Significant cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to the winning entries chosen by our international jury.
The winners will be awarded at an official high-profile ceremony at the UN Climate Summit (COP22) that will take place in Marrakech, Morocco in November.
We are really looking forward to gathering and sharing young people’s powerful climate messages worldwide!
The Cinema du Desert team joined the "Carovana Artistica" to reach the border between Greece and Macedonia where thosands of refugees are stuck since more than 100 days... There's no words to explain the situation over there... just watch... more episodes coming soon ;-)
Thanks to: Associazione "Ospiti in arrivo", Delatprocess, S.A.F.E. (Steps Across Frontiers of Europe), Mutonia (Mutoid Waste Company), ONG Bambini Nel Deserto and all the volunteers we met during this expedition.
Maggie, the truck, has never been this full with humanitarian aid: clothes, shoes, medications, etc. to be delivered to refugees in Greece during this awful crisis. We hope we can help and our cinema can light some hope and joy where it passes. More news soon...
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this new artistic caravan Cinema du Desert is proud to be a part of !!!
Check out the first reaction from the Sahara Desert
The Charlie Chaplin family and mk2 Distribution have just supported our project by donating the screening rights of 'Modern Times', 'The Kid' and 'The Circus' to be shown around West Africa!!
THIS IS TRULY AN HONOUR
Cinema du Desert is on the road again... You will soon find us in the Sahara (Moroccan/Algerian border) where we invited to collaborate with two music and cultural festivals. Further on, we will work with youth associations at Berber villages. To bring Cinema, to bring Fun, all for Free!
More info coming soon... Keep your eyes peeled
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