Gallery: Syrian kids enjoy movies through the outdoor mobile cinema
Sitting on coloured plastic chairs in a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria just before dusk, the boys and girls watch wide-eyed as the first black-and-white images of "The Kid" appear on screen
In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin's pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside. Lively piano music rings out across the school basketball court, as Chaplin plays a tramp who rescues an orphaned baby in the 1921 silent movie. Laughter rises above the darkened playground as he tries to clean the baby's nose or to feed him from a kettle strung from the ceiling. Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. The mobile cinema's objective is also to screen "films linked to protecting the environment and personal freedoms", Hinde said.