In the light of the principle “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948); Cinema Jenin promotes, at alocal and international level, the values of the aforementioned declaration, and of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. While duly reckoning the importance of traditions and cultural values of each population, for the protection and the harmonic development of human dignity, Reckoning the significance of international cooperation for the improvement of every human being’s living conditions, particularly in the developing countries.
Cinema Jenin is a non-profit organization consisting of filmmakers, cultural advocates and investors dedicated to globally promote cinema culture in such a way that sustainable development and cultural understanding along with free and fair education are encouraged. We are currently engaged in supporting an old cinema located in Jenin, a Palestinian town in Israel's occupied territories.
The “Cinema Jenin” association is set to: a. To make aware the local community of the reality of social and economical destitutionaffecting the Palestinian Territories, with particular regard to the city of Jenin, its refugeecamp, and the surrounding territories. The association gathers economic resources, means and skills, to be used towards the tonalities of theassociation itself, and that are employed to create and maintain its projects. b. To promote, create and sustain, in collaboration with other associations, initiatives and projects on the provincial territory that are set to the affirmation of the values of peace, tolerance, and cultural integration. c. To relate cultural operators, public institutions, companies and investors, sharing aninterest in “social enterpreunership” in the territory of Jenin and its refugee camp, with the finality of setting up cultural and ludic activities, promoting recreation and development among the local youth. d. To encourage the development of the local economy by enhancing techincal and professional skills. e. To encourage the development of children through the values of sport, focusing on moments of learning and play. f. To sustain cultural activities taking place in the recently rebuilt Cinema Jenin (Azzaytoona Street 1, Mugamma'a Basat Tinin, Jenin), promoting inter-cultural exchange and an humanitarian education. The association is based on core values such as ecology, democracy, equality of opportunities and rights, liberty, and human dignity.