Here at Draper we pride ourselves on our ability to offer projection solutions for almost any need. But this might be the most unique use yet of one of our screens. As part of an effort to help educate people about important, and even life-saving, topics, a Draper projection screen found its way to Malawi in Southern Africa as part of a pedal powered projection system!
United Kingdom charities Purple Field Productions (PFP) and Temwa joined with alternative energy pioneers Electric Pedals to take an innovative Rucksack Cinema to remote areas in Malawi, Southern Africa last year. Joseph Burke of Draper Group Ltd. provided the screen.
PFP makes educational and humanitarian films for and with people across the world in their local languages. With the support of Temwa, which works in Malawi on community-based initiatives in education, health and agriculture, this innovative project gives access to important life-saving information in one of the poorest countries in the world. So, not only is this a new way of using a Draper projection screen, it is also an example of how important AV can be, and in ways we might never have imagined.
Click here to watch a film showing more about how the concept of the Backpack Cinema reaches remote areas of the world to provide educational films.