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A South African group uses solar power to bring their mobile cinema to remote areas. 

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The Team behind the Sunshine

Sydelle Willow Smith

Sydelle Willow Smith is a storyteller and co-founder of Sunshine Cinema. She holds a Masters of Social Science in African Studies from The University of Oxford. She is passionate about audience engagement and experimenting with modes of public participation. It is within the context of public participation where she has drawn together her interests in media, anthropology, and socio-political interventions

Nozuko Poni

Nozuko Poni has a passion for working with rural communities. Her past work includes managing a Google-powered initiative to train African youth in Digital Marketing, resourcing grassroots mobilization with Stop The Bantustans and Alliance for Rural democracy, and touring with the film This Land which has led to her managing the 12 Sunshine Cinema SunBox sites for the past two years. She is a 2020 Berlinale Market Studio Talent

Rowan Pybus

Rowan Pybus is an impact campaign specialist. His work for the last 20 years has been focused on social and environmental development. He founded Makhulu Media in 2005 to create film stories that matter, and is the Co-Founder of Sunshine Cinema. In the course of his career he has won awards from the UN Forum on Forests, National Geographic, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and is a Salzburg Global Fellow

Lufefe Figlan

Lufefe “Fez” Figlan is a young passionate videographer from Langa Cape Town, who’s dedicated to exploring and telling stories of social upliftment and empowerment. Fez was the recipient of the inaugural Sunshine Cinema SAE film scholarship and is now a board member of Sunshine Cinema

Shanna Freedman

An award-winning producer, Shanna brings unflappable competence and a wealth of valuable experience to the table of any production. Organisation is an art form, after all, and Shanna is a creative master of her craft. Able to stretch a budget, handle logistics, effortlessly put people at ease, manage a team of brilliant individuals and provide creative input, it’s the reward that pushes her to aim for perfection.

Hlubi Mboya-Arnold

Hlubi Mboya-Arnold is an Award Winning TV and Film actor, athlete, social justice activist, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, educator and reading for her MBA at Henley Business School. She currently is an Executive Director at Future CEOs and Non -Executive Director at the Mandela Education Programme

Susan Levine

Susan Levine is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Cape Town. She holds a PhD in political economy, an MA in visual anthropology and a BA in cultural anthropology. Currently leading the critical health humanities in South Africa, Susan is passionate about the value of the arts for health education and health systems

Rowan Pybus

Rowan Pybus is an impact campaign specialist. His work for the last 20 years has been focused on social and environmental development. He founded Makhulu Media in 2005 to create film stories that matter, and is the Co-Founder of Sunshine Cinema. In the course of his career he has won awards from the UN Forum on Forests, National Geographic, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and is a Salzburg Global Fellow

Faith Pienaar

Faith is from Johannesburg and has worked to build a number of youth-led social movements centering the use of creative approaches such as film, photography, and illustration for positive social change. She is interested in institutional reform as it relates to governance, and is currently completing a Masters in Organisational and Institutional Studies at Wits with the Public Affairs Research Institute. With over five years of professional and volunteer experience in South Africa, Malaysia, and the United States, Faith brings with expertise in programme development and implementation, communications, campaign building, research, and strategic advisory services. Faith currently works as a Researcher and Project Manager at the Mcebisi Jonas Centre for Change

Stephanie Bousheri

Stephanie Bousheri is a San Francisco based accomplished entrepreneurial leader and UC Davis and UCSF trained clinician scientist with global experience spanning patient care, clinical research, product strategy, commercialization, and business development. Throughout her career she has focused on ways to use technology and the idea of scale to innovate, uplift, educate, and help others. From working as a nurse;  to taking the first therapeutic HIV vaccine to Africa; to operating as a GM at an Ed-Tech company. Over the course of her career she has worked with both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to bring novel solutions to market and drive company growth. In her free time she gives back by serving on several Boards, and advising early stage companies

Lufefe Figlan

Lufefe “Fez” Figlan is a young passionate videographer from Langa Cape Town, who’s dedicated to exploring and telling stories of social upliftment and empowerment. Fez was the recipient of the inaugural Sunshine Cinema SAE film scholarship and is now a board member of Sunshine Cinema

Vincent Manzini

Vincent Manzini also known as Sir Vincent is a DJ, Producer, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker and a Culture Activist who’s mission has always been to shine a bright light on where he comes from and it’s people. Vincent founded the first DJ academy in Khayelitsha called Jump Start Music Academy which sought to open up the music industry to kids who do not have the resources and access.With more than 15 years experience in marketing Vincent Manzini is the co founder and Director of Blank Kanvas where is credited with securing more than R15 million in sponsorship for various platforms in the past 2 years.