MoMo Cinema is a cinema on wheels. Momo, a van from 80's, travels to remote villages, refugee camps, orphanages, hospitals and prisons with the purpose to screen cartoons to children and children by heart. The pit stops are mostly places where kids do not have access to cinemas and are living in hard conditions.
The MoMo Crew will be teaching kids how to make photos and how to create short films on the topic previously selected (for example Child's Happiness). The artworks created by the kids who will participate in the workshops along the way, will be presented to wider public as photography exhibitions, documentary film and other art forms. The creativity of the children will travel alongside with MoMo and the MoMo Crew takes full responsibly to inspire people and to achieve higher awareness.
WE HAVE FUN
The main purpose of MoMo Cinema traveling to Iran is to have fun with kids. To invite the children to a world of imagination where everything is possible and where they can forget just for a while. The MoMo Crew will give its best to try and understand what makes children happy in all of these 8 listed countries. Later on, the MoMo Crew will be sharing the knowledge obtained along the way in more privileged countries, with the hope that the viewers will learn from these children, that they will open their eyes and hearts and will remember again what really matters in today's materialistic world.
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, orphanages, hospitals, prisons and other critical zones across cca 6000 km (between Slovenia and Iran), where we will screen carefully selected cartoons and animations to children. We will also organize free film and photography 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 Iran. The path is planned according to locations of before mentioned locations along the way. We plan to screen the cartoons in places where kids do not have access to cinemas in each of the 7 countries we will cross. Starting in Slovenia, we will continue to Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and finally Iran. The entire way is approximately 6000 km and will take around 3 months 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 unfair situation. Teaching workshops will give them a creative outlet, allowing them to express & heal some of their harsh experiences. We are doing this also to learn from them how to be happy, even in situations that are unfair and painful. What happiness means to them and where do they find it.
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).
LOOK OF OUR VAN AFTER PAINT JOB AND DESIGN WILL BE COMPLETED WITH YOUR HELP.
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.