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Projecting films is showing how to "be part" of the world again for this audience sitting in front of screen in the dust of the camps.


A movie screen in camps

A camp is an artificial humanitarian space, based on an urban model for a limited period of time following a natural disaster, a political crisis or a state of war. It is built by a government and/or NGOs to receive refugees or displaced persons who have left their homes for survival reasons. Most camps can accommodate up to several thousand people.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, the camps that have opened their doors to the association are not alike despite their humanitarian destination. They all have in common spaces, indoor spaces (tents or caravans) and outdoor spaces, where the film projections are organized.

Broadcasting images on a daily basis.

Images are a reflection of the events and encounters a man or woman can make in his or her life. They are also catalysts for particular political, economic and/or personal events. Images are also a means of entertainment to forget where we are, the time of a movie. A way to give a bit of laughter and dreams to a public that is confined, most often inactive, cut off from the rest of the world by wire fences and barbed wires. 

For projections, we have two Panasonic and Barco video projectors, a computer, a Blu-ray player, two sound systems with KCS loudspeakers, a 2 meter folding screen, an inflatable screen with a 10 meter base as well as a generator . The equipment is transported from camp to camp with a pickup truck.