Cinema du Desert
Cinéma du Désert is a nomad cinema initiative supported by Italian NGO Bambini Nel Deserto and traveling the world by truck since 2009 donating free movie screenings from Mongolia to Burkina-Faso.
Cinema du Desert is a Solar Mobile Cinema that has, since 2009, traveled the world overland bringing free cinema, play and joy to some of the most remote areas of the planet.
They believe that free access to culture is "the foundation" for a better tomorrow, so they keep on spreading seeds around the globe because health also passes through culture and education. They are strong believers in eco-responsibility, self-sustainability and the idea that "Education = Dignity".
During each of their expeditions, our crew of volunteers takes part in a variety of projects that improves the skills of the people they meet and, consequently, also their environment.
They use the power of images to create a bridge between cultures - so to deepen the dialogue about the dangers of globalisation and the challenges ahead - with the hope of developing sustainable social projects on the field whilst traveling and being creative at the same time!
Mixing cinema with grassroots movements, with activism, with environmentalism, with people who are at risk of losing their livelihoods to just-for-profit structures. They aim to directly provide new information that can work as a trigger for some real palpable change in peoples' lives so to help them adapt to a rapidly changing world!
Empowering people through storytelling
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!