Nepal Kids Kino Project presents: Josie Long and friends
Russell Howard added to the bill
Writer, comedian and creative whirlwind Josie Long will be joined by special guests for this special fundraiser in support of the The Nepal Kids Kino Project.
Performing alongside Josie at Colston Hall will be special guests from the world of comedy. There will also be an opportunity to get to know the project as we present footage gathered from the 2010 Haiti Kids Kino Project and a short sample of the children’s film programme.
The Nepal Kids Kino Project (NKKP) is a mobile cinema that screens films to children in rural areas of Nepal displaced from their homes by the recent earthquakes. The ethos is to project to children in camps offering community, stories, laughter, light and distraction through cinema.
Patrick McCormick, emergencies communication officer for the UN, says: “The worst thing for children in natural disasters isn’t just the damage that they see around them, but also when they sit around with nothing to do. It ramps up anxiety and despair, and that’s what does even more damage.”
Less than a month after the 2010 Haiti earthquake volunteers from the Cube Cinema travelled to Port Au Prince to project films on buildings and tents. They gave cameras to children to explore their own lives, projecting them back on the big screen to one another and back in the UK.
Sharing the experience of making and watching films, while offering temporary childcare, the screenings became a much needed respite for the children and their parents, a micro-humanitarian, goodwill project providing an opening for escape, community, emotion and social occasion.
Now the Kids Kino Project will be heading to Nepal.