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Solar Cinema Sahrawi

A solar powered mobile cinema brings film and workshops to the Western Sahara.

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We plan to set up a Solar Cinema, mobile cinema powered by solar energy, in collaboration with the film festival FiSahara and The Abidin Kaid Saleh audiovisual school at the Dakhla refugee camp in Algeria. In order to provide Dakhla and the surrounding communities access to cinema, workshops and to promote the use of sustainable energy in the area, the year round. The filmschool will be locally responsible for the Solar Cinema and the production of the cinema shows and the workshops. The content will be decided upon amongst FiSahara, the filmschool and us, Solar World Cinema. The content will consist of independent cinema(fiction, shorts and documentaries) and an education program. We will provide content and all the (technical) knowledge of running a mobile cinema on solar energy. The Solar Cinema Sahrawi will be traveling around the area and supplying film and workshops to a broad area. The motto of Solar Cinema is to bring unseen films to unusual places. We strongly believe in the educational value of the image and storytelling trough culture. 

Solar World Cinema is based and founded in the Netherlands. 


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I love this idea...I wonder if you are considering deployment in Za'atari Refugee Camp, a camp on the Jordanian border with Syria.

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