Russia’s Regions Host Film Screenings for the Visually and Hearing Impaired as Part of #givingtuesday Charity Event

29 November 2016

22 regions of the country held free film screenings with subtitles and audio descriptive commentary on 29 November 2016. The screenings were organised with the support of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, Megafon, regional charities, and social activists.

The event was timed to coincide with the international charity movement #givingtuesday.

Charity screenings were held in cinemas in the Vologda, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Rostov, Saratov, Sakhalin, Tver, Tomsk and Chelyabinsk regions, the Altai, Trans-Baikal, and Primorye territories, and the Bashkortostan, Komi, Khakassia, Chuvash, and Tatarstan republics.

The films screened included the domestic films Ghost, Champions. Faster. Higher. Stronger and the cartoon Fortress, adapted for people with vision and hearing impairment by the Living Hearts charity foundation.

After the screenings, the audience received gifts from the organisers, including DVDs with adapted films produced with the support of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.

The #givingtuesday public campaign — a large-scale charity flash mob — originated 4 years ago and has spread all over the world since. This year, the initiative acquired an official status in Russia thanks to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF also created a separate website platform that made it possible for people involved in the charity field to find each other).

The scope of charitable donations in Russia rose in 2016 compared to last year, while average donations multiplied 2.5-fold, according to the results of the #givingtuesday international movement’s Charity Day. More than 1,500 charitable events and activities were held as part of the event in more than 120 communities. More than 900 partners joined the initiative with the support of many prominent actors, musicians, public servants, athletes, Moscow and regional media, theatrical groups, and music bands. Over 3,000 confessions were made on the web-page of the Week of Confessions flash mob.


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