MoMo Cinema is a cinema on wheels which travels to refugee camps and screens cartoons to refugee children & children in need.
We provide free film, animation and creative workshops for children. Our goal is to help these children integrate into their new environment. We will share the art created by the children with the wider public.
All video material gathered during our Workshops and Screenings, will be used to produce a documentary film focused on these children’s stories. This will include video footage filmed by the children themselves.
Curent Status: FUNDRAISING
WHAT? Our Mission is to travel with a renovated van, which is ‘up-cycled’ to include a mobile cinema. We will visit refugee camps and critical zones across 15,000 km (between Europe and Asia), where we will screen carefully selected cartoons and animations to children. We will also organize free animation, film and creative workshops. Our goal is to bring a smile to their face and encourage them to leave behind their harsh reality: to be children again. If they will be able to forget all the horrible and inhuman things that happen to them, even for a moment, then our mission will be successful. Simple as that!
This is the fun part! We have a saying in Slovenia called "The one that go slow will get far". We are going to travel with Renault Traffic van (year 1988). The car cannot go faster than 100 km/h, but it is reliable and easy to fix if necessary. The idea is to install a projection screen on the side of the van, so MoMo Cinema can be ready in the blink of an eye. Equipment has already been donated by organization Schüler Helfen Leben based in Berlin, Germany and includes; FullHD Projector, Projection Screen, Sound system, Computer and Power Generator. Local artists, animation festival Animateka and independent animators have already donated cartoons.
The MoMo Cinema journey will begin in Slovenia and end in Nepal. The path is planned according to locations of refugee camps along the way. We plan to screen the cartoons in at least 5 refugee camps in each of the 9 countries we will cross. Starting in Slovenia, we will continue to Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and finally Nepal. The entire way is approximately 15,000 km and will take around a year to complete.
Our main motivation is the smiles of the kids. Taking them into the creative world of colours, music and imagination. Helping them forget their struggles and giving them a chance to be playful and joyous again. This is something all children deserve – even have a right to. Happy children have a positive impact on the adults around them: giving their parents & family a reason to live. They motivate and inspire their community to overcome obstacles faced through their refugee situation. Teaching workshops will give them a creative outlet, allowing them to express & heal some of their harsh experiences.
YOUR HELP MATTERS
Now we humbly ask for you to contribute to this project. Help us bring joy to the kids and make their future a better place. By donating, it also sends a clear message to those in need that you care about their situation & offer your support. If you are unable to help by making a donation, please share this campaign via social media or email. We already have most of the necessary equipment for our mobile cinema to function, including projector, screen, power generator, sound system, pillows, blankets and popcorn machine. Cartoons have been donated by local artists, TV studios and independent animators who are passionate about this project. Your donations will allow this project to become a reality, as we welcome contributions to get this show on the road! We welcome contributions for the inherent travel costs to move from our base in Slovenia out into the world (see below for more information about project costs).
DESIGN OF MOBILE CINEMA AFTER PAINT JOB AND DESIGN IS COMPLETE.
HOW TO DONATE
We are so close to achieving our goal and we’re ready to move forward – please donate to this bank account: KSZ Sagar, Zadobrovška 18, 1260 Ljubljana Polje, Slovenia, bank account: Si56 6100 0001 2166 475 in Delavska hranilnica d.d., Ljubljana, Slovenia, tax number: 27081303. If you’re outside of the EU & will be charged a commission, consider using Transferwise.com, which minimizes the bank charges.