News - september 12, 2011

New record: 10.000 Congolese attend the Mobile Cinema

Around 10.000 people gathered to watch a screening of ‘Fighting the Silence’ in Mulo village on the 21st of August 2011 in North Kivu, DRC.
The open-air film screening addressed sexual violence, by showing testimonies of women that were raped and the impact it has had on their lives. Most victims suffer from severe stigmatisation and are often rejected by their family members. To date, sexual violence continues to affect a large number of women and girls in Congo. It is therefore very encouraging to see that so many men, women and youth gather to debate about the ways in which they can change the way in which victims are treated and assisted in their communities. As a local leader in Mula expressed: “Please come back, we need to know more about violence against women. It has been a long time since we gathered to learn an talk about these issues. It really touched me”.

The Mobile Cinema project was launched in South Kivu province in September 2008. Since September 2010 screenings are also organised in North Kivu. Nearly a million Congolese have so far been reached. The project is an initiative of the Mobile Cinema Foundation, and is implemented by Search for Common Ground and Amnesty International. The project will at least be running until 2013.

News - december 19, 2013

Droit pour Tous evaluated

The Droit pour Tous campaign will officially end by November. This is related to the end of the contract term with the donor the Dutch Postcode Lottery. We are currently looking into possibilities for additional funding to continue using the films. The campaign project is in comings weeks being evaluated, which is an exercise taking place on three levels. FULL STORY

News - september 25, 2012

Training of moderators and last mini kits arrived in Congo

New shipment of mobile cinema kits and partnersNext to the 8 mobile cinema kits already distributed to the first batch of local partners in August, FULL STORY

News - juli 13, 2012

Droit pour Tous campaign in final preparation stage

After a full year of intensive preparations, the ‘Droit pour Tous’ (rights for all) campaign will enter its one-month pilot phase in August. FULL STORY

News - december 6, 2011

Mobile Cinema for Congo’s army up and running

Since August 2011, 6 short films developed by the Mobile Cinema Foundation are being shown to soldiers from Congo’s army. FULL STORY

News - maart 26, 2011

Open Air Cinema big succes!

A large number of people had gathered for the open air cinema where ‘The Mobile Cinema’ documentary premièred.  The event also marked the launch of the Mobile Cinema Foundation. FULL STORY

News - maart 19, 2011

Politicians open ‘The Mobile Cinema’

Secretary of State Mr Ben Knapen (Foreign Affairs) opens the premiere of ‘The Mobile Cinema’ on the 25th of March at het Spuiplein in The Hague. FULL STORY

News - maart 17, 2011

Official launch Mobile Cinema Foundation

The Mobile Cinema Foundation will be launched on 25 March at 20:30 during Amnesty International’s Movies that Matter Film Festival in The Hague. FULL STORY