We are a mobile cinemathat converts solar power into social impact.

Through screening various types of dynamic educational, interactive content, & media training workshops, we address social and environmental challenges through community partnerships. Since 2013 we have screened to over 8000 direct audience members across Southern Africa.

We are a mobile cinemathat converts solar power into social impact.

Through screening various types of dynamic educational, interactive content, & media training workshops, we address social and environmental challenges through community partnerships. Since 2013 we have screened to over 8000 direct audience members across Southern Africa.

Case Study: Movies That Matter Screenings in Langa


From January to April 2018 we hosted free community screenings in Langa of new African feature and documentary films. Every screening we had a racially and economically diverse audience and that was a real positive thing to see, as we believe in bringing people together in rooms to debate and engage and that is what the screenings achieved.

From January - April 2018 the solar powered mobile cinema hosted a series of free screenings at GugaSthebe in Langa, Cape Town.  The screenings included films such as Inxeba:The Wound, Five Fingers for Marseille, The Winnie Mandela Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, Kalushi and Strike A Rock

The screenings also included a series of facilitated discussions led by community leaders and activists. 

For Inxeba our Speakers were - LGBTQI Activist Lebo Mcanyi, Queer Traditional Leader Phari Sefali, Embo Cultural Commitee Member for Langa Initiation Camp - Facilitated by Arts Activist Fatima Dike. For Strike A Rock  our Speakers were Phd Candidate in Women Mining Rights, Camalita Naicker and Sociology Professor at UCT - Asanda Benya facilitated by performance artist and feminist activist Vuyokazi Ngemntu. For  I am Not Your Negro our Speakers were Mandy Sanger of District Six Musuem, Siviwe Mbanda of Langa Tourism Platform and Judy Sikuza of Mandela Rhodes Foundation - facilitated by performance artist and feminist activist Vuyokazi Ngemntu. For Winnie Mandela Documentary our Speakers were Phd Candidate in Black Feminism Studies, Wanelisa Xaba and Poet & Writer Sindiwe Magona facilitated by Sunshine Cinema Project Manager Khosi Dali. For Five Fingers for Marseille our Speakers were Sean Drummond - writer/producer of film, and Sandz Tshwefu - assistant editor on the film, facilitated by Sunshine Cinema Project Manager Khosi Dali.

We received 200 audience members per event, total of 1200 direct audience members . It was a diverse audience, fifty percent local Langa township audience, and fifty percent middle class audience from City and Suburb areas of Cape Town – mix of black and white, and mix of genders. The reactions from audience members were very positive responses to the films as well as the post screening discussions, well attended, most audience members almost always stayed till the end of the discussions section. 

It was a brilliant four months, and our team worked really well together. We did not have any major issues at any of the screenings, and people were really supportive. The only thing would be next time we would include fundraising efforts to provide transport so more people from different townships could access the screenings.

There are many ways in which we can work with you

Okay, let’s focus on the unique channels inside Sunshine Cinema

#SunBox

Sunshine Cinema is more than just a mobile cinema, it is a grassroots movement on the move.


Get The Box That Rocks! To spread sunshine far and wide we have created the Sunbox; a mini solar-powered portable cinema which we sell to interested parties and individuals across Africa. The Sunbox is light, easy to use, it’s green and it can be used ANYWHERE!  Inside the bright yellow hard case you get a solar panel and battery, mini-projector, speakers and full instruction kit. The package enables users to turn any laptop or mobile phone into an instant communal media hub that is powered by the sun.

It’s a powerful tool for good.

Sunbox Ambassadors Network



 

What your SunBox contains
Sunbox Media Hub

We currently have two Ambassadors in Cape Town, in Nyanga East and Imizamo Yethu. They host their own screenings once a week of African films, followed by facilitated discussions. They receive a stipend as part of the Ambassadorship. The mini solar cinema kit includes a screen, projector, speakers, solar generator and a usb stick loaded with African films and documentaries. We will be launching a nationwide Sunbox Ambassadorship network in September 2018. You can watch a video about our first Sunbox Ambassador Buhle Sithela below. Sithela now runs his own mobile cinema and is a Red Bull Amaphiko social entrepreneur.

#SunRoom

Sunshine Cinema is more than just a mobile cinema, it is a grassroots movement on the move.


We are proud South African pioneers in the field of Virtual Reality (VR). We are currently in production on two films with Google VR, Makhulu, UNAIDS, Children’s Radio Foundation and Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. The films we be launched on World Aids Day 2018 and focus on combatting stigma between healthcare workers and young people affected by HIV/AIDS.

We create cutting-edge VR content and we can also showcase these films at any Sunshine Cinema event. This fully immersive filmic experience has the power to transform the way people learn, grow and impact the world around them.

The Sun Room
360 Degree Projector Innovation
Transform the way people learn

#SUNSHINECINEMASCHOLARSHIPPowered by SAE, Patron Hlubi Mboya

Sunshine Cinema is more than just a mobile cinema, it is a grassroots movement on the move. Thanks to SAE and our patron Hlubi Mboya.


We are proud to announce the Sunshine Cinema Scholarship, that covers the full tuition fees for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Film Production at the SAE Institute in Woodstock, Cape Town.

  • 2016 recipient filmmaker Lufefe Figlan.
  • 2017 recipient filmmaker Onele Liwani
  • 2018 recipient filmmaker Sinovuyo Mabetha

Applications for 2019 will open in September 2018.

https://capetown.sae.edu/scholarships/sunshine-cinema-scholarship/

#SpreadALittleSunshine

Sunshine Cinema is more than just a mobile cinema, it is a grassroots movement on the move.


Sunshine Cinema is also a film production studio with a focus on producing compelling content for socially and environmentally conscious individuals and organization. Our production side works in tandem with our distribution side to ensure that the content we create is impactful and seen by the communities who need to see it most. From peri-urban areas to rural villages and everywhere in-between, we turn solar energy into social impact, one cinema screening at a time.

We can create compelling, meaningful video content for you!

The Sun Bus
Audience Outreach Programs
Sunshine Cinema's Educational Workshops


#SpreadALittleSunshine


Sunshine Cinema isn’t just a mobile movie theater. We are an ethically-minded media company that produces films with a meaningful message. To do this we partner with socially and environmentally conscious individuals and organisations to create compelling content that changes lives for the better. These films range from practical ‘how to’ demo videos that teach viewers valuable and practical life skills through to documentaries on a wide variety of socially relevant subjects. We then take these carefully curated stories into the heart of the communities that need to see them most. That’s where our fully-kitted out mobile solar powered Sunshine Cinema’ comes into play. Our ‘sun bus’ allows us to create a communal cinema experience in places that don’t often have access to film media of any kind. From peri-urban areas to rural villages and everywhere in-between, we turn solar energy into social impact, one cinema screening at a time. These experiences include dynamic and empowering post-cinema workshops and audience outreach programs that are intended to educate, uplift and inspire. We like to think that we spread a little sunshine wherever we go.

The Sun Bus
Audience Outreach Programs
Sunshine Cinema's Educational Workshops


#SunBox


Get The Box That Rocks

Sunshine Cinema wants to spread sunshine far and wide and so we created the Sunbox, which we sell to interested parties and individuals across Africa. We are also always looking to expand our network of Sunbox Ambassadors. These are passionate people who we give a Sunbox to so that they can host their own Sunshine Cinema screening.

The Sunbox is a mini solar-powered cinema that includes:

a solar panel and battery
mini-projector
speakers
full instruction kit
bright yellow hard case

The complete Sunbox package enables users to turn any laptop or mobile phone into an instant communal media hub that is powered by the sun. The benefits of the Sunbox are numerous:

It’s light
It’s simple to use
It’s green
It can be used anywhere
It’s sturdy
It’s fun
It’s a powerful tool for good

Sunbox Ambassadors Network
What your SunBox contains
Sunbox Media Hub


#SunRoom


We are proud South African pioneers in the field of Virtual Reality (VR). We create cutting-edge VR content and we can also showcase these films at any Sunshine Cinema event inside our custom-built ‘Sun Room’. This fully immersive filmic experience has the power to transform the way people learn, grow and impact the world around them.

The Sun Room
360 Degree Projector Innovation
Transform the way people learn

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