The “Themba Screenings Project” is a project by the Cinema for Peace Foundation located in berlin, germany. The project was flagged off in 2010 during the world cup in South Africa with initial supposrt of bishop tutu and Nelson Mandela (Our then Honorary chair) to create awareness for HIV/AIDS as well as empowerment for the South african Youths. However we are not restricted to South Africa alone as we hope to bring this message of hope to all nooks and crannies in Africa.
The aim of the project through the screening of the movie called Themba- A boy called hope, directed by Stefanie Sycholt and shot in the rural areas of south africa is to bring the message of hope to people already living with the virus as a means of eradicating stigmatization. So far we have been able to organize more than 100 screenings in different provinces in South africa since the inception of this project. However, we intend to plan more screenings with willing partners to be able to reach out to more people. More youths need to receive this message of hope to push them into actualizing their dreams despite all odds. Our dream at cinema for peace is to have increased growth in revolutionized south african youth minds.