Since August 2011, 6 short films developed by the Mobile Cinema Foundation are being shown to soldiers from Congo’s army. The films deal with the mission of the army, the importance of military training, unjustified motifs for rape, the consequences of sexual violence for victims and perpetrators, trauma among soldiers, the military justice system and future perspectives.
Until the end of the year, 72 screenings are to be organized aiming to reach 14.400 soldiers in North and South Kivu. Nineteen military facilitators have been trained to guide the debate after the screening. A pre- and post-test shows that the knowledge of soldiers on for example the mission of the army, the various types of sexual violence and its consequences increased by about 20% thanks to the Mobile Cinema. During the debate following the film, quite a number of soldiers share personal experiences on sexual violence they observed or in some cases even committed.
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
New shipment of mobile cinema kits and partners. Next to the 8 mobile cinema kits already distributed to the first batch of local partners in August, FULL STORY
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
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.
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
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
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