We screened a children's film in Reyhanlı at a wonderful education center for refugee kids. Reyhanlı is a small town next to the Syrian boarder where over 100.000 Syrian refuges live. It was amazing to see how fascinated the children were by the movie. Afterwards we encourage them to build their own fantasy-characters with plasticine.
n response to the ever-worsening plight endured by children living in refugee camps, the Cinema for Peace Foundation has launched Cinema for Refugees. This initiative involves using the medium of film to provide psychological relief, entertainment and escapism to children living in refugee camps in places such as Syria, Jordan and Turkey.
he interest from small organizations which are providing the essential support for these children is enormous. We would like to support them with the basic technical equipment to ensure screenings on site once a month. Moreover, we would love to travel with art therapists and film-makers to some of the camps in order to offer the children a way of self-expression to help them to cope with their traumas.