ADPP and partners "take" cinema to Children's Town in Maputo
As part of the African Children's Day, which will be held on June 16, ADPP Mozambique, with the support of Camões-Centro Cultural Português in conjunction with the Art Institute, will promote the exhibition of animated short films at the Children's Town Orphanage, in Maputo, on June 15, at 5:00 p.m.
The set of animated short films is part of the official selection of the seven editions of the New York Portuguese short Film Festival produced by the Art Institute.
These are five children's films, namely, When the Monsters Are Gone, The Tortoise, The Lamp and the Fan, The giant, Feral and The Amazing Ordinary Man, which will brighten the day of the sheltered children in Children's Towns.
The Children's Town is an ADPP Centre for Vulnerable Children, which plays an important role in the lives of the children living there, many of whom have suffered various social traumas, such as abandonment, mistreatment and rape, among others.
Since its creation in 1990, the Children's Town in Maputo has received hundreds of disadvantaged children, offering them school education, a safe home and social learning, where they are also taught techniques and skills that allow them to support themselves in adult life.