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Bringing cinema to Senegal - by bicycle!

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With Cinécyclo, films are shown by using a projector that’s powered by a bicycle.
With Cinécyclo, films are shown by using a projector that’s powered by a bicycle. RFI/Guillaume Thibault

In Senegal this month, a movie club has started in the remote south-east Kédougou region, near the border with Mali and Guinea. But because there is almost no electricity in the area, the films are shown, under the stars, by using a projector that’s powered by a bicycle.

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It’s the follow-up to an adventure a few years ago when two friends, one French and one Senegalese, cycled around the country and showed films in villages – thanks to the same bicycle-powered, and portable, cinema. Interested in more on Cinécyclo Sénégal?

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