Each of us has at least one movie we cherish. A movie that came out exactly when needed, a movie presenting a hero worthy of becoming a role model, a source of inspiration, a story that shows hope even when there is none, or a dilemma that makes the viewers think and discuss the issues with other viewers. In this spirit, cinema is not just a hall where movies are projected on a large screen. It is an event, sometimes unforgettable. Good movies provoke thoughts and widen our horizons. In short, movies are fun and a lot more; they are beautiful tools to convey ideas, gain knowledge, and promote community engagement

Shamefully, many suburbs in Israel do not have movie theatres. The people in these neighborhoods watch TV movies but are rarely exposed to good movies and to discussions led by experts on the relevant issues raised by the movies. Our Microcinema project aims to bring good movies to these people, helping them build their own Cinema Paradiso and use the movies as a catalyst for community engagement. Specifically, we believe that open forum discussions of issues presented in movies, in pleasant café-style venues, and with invited guests will contribute to developing dialogue, networking, and action.

The movies were chosen by a few active community members, who also promoted the project, sold tickets (and Popcorn) and prepared Tea and Coffee. The response thus far is sensational. The project became a significant issue in conversations in the community, the number of interested people increased impressively, and all those wonderful people that contributed to the project are very proud of it.

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