Cinema Spaces Network presents:


Mechanical Arena at the Foyer, Humboldt-Forum
10.11.-13.11., daily from 12pm- 8pm
Free of Charge

In cooperation with AFRIKAMERA, the SUNSHINE CINEMA (South Africa) initiative, as part of the Cinema Spaces Network (, will present two SUN BOXES in the Mechanical Arena in the grand foyer during the festival period, featuring a selection of short films that will showcase the work of the Cinema Spaces Network. Components of the presentation:

– a short film loop, curated for AFRIKAMERA 2022 by Manyatta Screenings, Kenya
– live interactions with SUNSHINE AMBASSADORS on their cinema activities in South Africa

Information on the short film program at:

The CINEMA SPACES NETWORK (CSN) is a project aiming to strengthen cinema infrastructures in Africa. Based on the principles of sharing expertise, knowledge and networks, experienced cinema initiatives regularly meet to develop practical concepts and strategies to re-think cinema as a cultural and social hub with site-specific programs, events, audience-building activities. This includes e.g. a new distribution project for African films, solar-powered screening techniques and much more. Our active members are based in Kenya, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Senegal, Nigeria. The CSN was initiated by Humboldt Forum in 2020.
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SUNSHINE CINEMA is Africa’s first solar powered cinema network, operating in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The screenings mainly take place outdoors. Sunshine Cinema adresses youth unemployment through a Sunbox Ambassadorship program by training young people to be media facilitators equipping them with a mobile, solar cinema kit called “The Sunbox”. The Ambassadors mobilise their communities to spark conversation and actively promote the events, inspired by the power of African films. Two Ambassadors will attend AFRIKAMERA and present their work: Rejoyce Legodi, Spark Impact Facilitator trainee and Neo Mosoang, Graduate Spark Impact Facilitator. Find out more on: