Funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, CinemArena is a mobile cinema project implemented by IOM in West Africa.
It is a mobile cinema featuring a series of outdoor events, both in rural and urban areas, where films, documentaries and testimonies are screened. The aim of the project is to inform and educate about social issues in very remote places, often cut off regular communication channels. This is carried out in different and complementary ways:
Wide dissemination of educational messages to the most marginalized and affected communities, particularly in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal
- Engaging and empowering local communities, returnees, and potential migrants through their active participation in activities
- Informing public opinion, through local and international media, about the reality of countries of origin, transit, and hosting, and also, changing perceptions about migrants' vulnerabilities
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