The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences supports FilmAid’s refugee ‘Mobile Cinema’ screening series
July 3, 2012- FilmAid is pleased to announce the support of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their ‘Mobile Cinema’ screening series in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are dedicated to the advancement of arts and sciences in motion pictures.
With giant screens attached to the side of trucks, or a television set up under a tree, FilmAid’s ‘Mobile Cinema’ brings the power of film to the people who need it most.
The grant will be used to support and expand FilmAid’s core work that uses mobile cinema to provide joy, laughter, relief and life‐saving information to a combined population of over 550,000 refugees.
‘We are delighted to have the generous support of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,’ said Liz Manne, Executive Director of FilmAid, ‘through this grant, we can offer access to those who lack traditional media and information sources’.
FilmAid uses the power of film and media to transcend language and literacy, bringing life-saving information, psychological relief and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need around the globe.
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