The Mobile Audio Visual Unit (MAVU) is a community media outreach tool of mobile cinema, which aims to disseminate information by hosting film-based discussions and forums on a range of issues falling within themes related to peace, security, reconciliation, democratization, culture, education and development; to urban, rural and hard-to reach communities.
MAVU consists of an Outreach Researcher, Audio Visual Assistant and Driver/technician. They all engage members of the community to gain access to quality information, thus providing a platform for constructive dialogue and capturing the voices of marginalized groups such as youth, women and minorities in their own words and enabling them to be heard.
This enables MAVU to form a bridge between rural and isolated communities to the decision makers and leaders. In short, MAVU connects with communities and increases their access to reliable information on relevant themes and allowing them to use such information in helping to make societies better.