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Cinema on the Road launches all over Lebanon

The Metropolis Cinema Association in partnership with the Danish Embassy in Beirut, the Danish Film Institute in Denmark and with the support of The Danish Agency of Culture and the Danish Institute in Damascus is proud to present a film literacy project in Lebanon during the months of August and September entitled: Cinema on the Road (محطات).

Since its establishment, the Metropolis Association has been keen on presenting world cinema to the young generation, through different year round programs, collaborating with international institutions and local schools. Focusing on the young generation has always been a priority, and reaching out to children and youth from all around the country has become a necessity.

Cinema on the Road will be divided into two parts: during the months of August and September, the screenings will be held in Palestinian camps and Syrian settlements all over Lebanon, from Tripoli, to Tyr, Beqaa Valley, Chatila and other regions. This activity is in collaboration with: UNICEF, Basme w Zeytoune, Masrah Istanbouli and SOS.
And for the second part, the project will proceed to screen films in public schools around the country offering a wide range of films including Arabic, Danish and international short and feature films, some of which have been especially dubbed into Arabic. To mention some: “Baghdad Messi” by Sahim Omar Kalifa (Iraq), “The flame and the cotton ball” by Niels Bisbo (Denmark) and “The Kid” by Charlie Chaplin (USA).

“The Cinema on the road project aims to reach children and youth, who do not have access to films as an educational tool. With this initiative, we want to give children in Lebanese public schools and refugee camps the opportunity to explore a new world and raise the interest of films as a form of self-expression. This project builds on the embassy’s experience with screening films for children and youth in Lebanon over the past 2 years”, says Rolf Holmboe, Ambassador of Denmark to Lebanon.

Free Entrance to all Screenings