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Sunshine Cinema is a solar powered mobile cinema that converts solar energy into social impact. We take compelling and carefully curated content to a diverse array of communities across sub Southern Africa and beyond. We are driven by a strong desire to create communal cinema experiences that act as a catalyst for dialogue, deep listening and ultimately positive social and environmental change.

With your support we can host more social impact screenings powered by solar energy. Makhulu our production company have just finished a series of HIV information stories in partnership with the International AIDS Society and Children's Radio Foundation filmed across 6 African countries (here is the campaign from 2016:

Now in its second year we would like to help our partners share those stories back in each of the countries. We see this as completing the circle of collaborative filmmaking, because we will lift up the characters in the films within their countries as the shining examples they are.

Shine your light by giving the cost of one seat in the cinema, or break out the flood lights with a whole row so that a family can enjoy a night of edutainment together, and lastly if you or your business want to be a lighthouse within your community sponsor a whole screening.

Sunshine Cinema is a registered NGO and dedicated to being a soapbox for extraordinary people.

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 always looking to expand our network of Sunbox Ambassadors to do this! These are passionate people who we give a Sunbox to so that they can host their own Sunshine Cinema screening.

Our first Sunbox Ambassador is the incredible Buhle Sithela from Khayelitsha:

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
  • relevant content from media partners

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

Help us #SpreadALittleSunshine today!


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  1. alexia webster

    29 August 2017

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    19 July 2017

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    26 June 2017

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