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Bristol Cube mobile cinema helps Haiti quake survivors
Haiti earthquake survivor Redjeson Hausteen Claude
Many children, of all ages, have been affected by the Haiti earthquake

Volunteers from Bristol are taking a mobile cinema to the Dominican Republic to help youngsters affected by the Haiti earthquakes.

Organisers at the Cube Cinema hope it will give the children something to do, and provide a means of escape.

The Haiti Kids Kino Project has been organised by the Cube's children's wing, Nanoplex.

The volunteers will screen films and provide workshops and equipment for the children to make their own movies.

Marko Wilkinson and Emilie Rowell, from the scheme, spoke to BBC Radio Bristol's Steve Le Fevre about the project.

Marko is one of the volunteers who will be making the trip to the Dominican Republic.

He said: "There's been studies that show the worst thing for kids after natural disaster, is really just sitting around with nothing to do, with too much time to think about some of the awful things that they might have been through.

"So taking a mobile cinema, the idea's basically to provide a bit of escape and fun."

The volunteers need to be able to carry the 'cinema' around, so it consists of a small suitcase-sized generator, a digital projector and some speakers.

They thought a lot about the type of films they will take.

"We've got some real classics like the French film, 'The Red Balloon', [and] we've got a great feature-length animation called 'Kirikou and the Sorceress', which is set in West Africa.

"Everyone there is going to speak Creole and there aren't really any films dubbed into Creole. We're choosing really visual films with not very much dialogue."

The Cube Cinema is a volunteer-run organisation - staff will be holding a number of fundraising events in the run up to the trip and more information can be found at the Nanoplex website.

Tens of thousands of people died, and millions were displaced, when a massive earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.

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