Cinema Lorosa’e is a free outdoor cinema that travels to often remote towns and villages in East Timor showing educational shorts and family friendly movies. Now in its 5th year this very popular project is funded largely by the Sun Theatre Yarraville Melbourne along with sponsors and local fund raising. The aim is to bring to the people of regional East Timor, many of whom often have no power let alone TV, the big screen experience with a main movie for the whole community plus important educational, cultural, community and health messages. A typical evening during the May to December dry season sees Cinema Lorosa’e set up an inflatable screen often on the village soccer pitch plus a projector and speakers as crowds of often over 1,000 gather.
Recently Melbourne based Digital Living heard the call for audio speakers and MD Matt Price was only too keen to help. The Cinema had been getting by with a big old audio system but really needed something that could deliver clarity and volume to dispersed outdoor crowds of 1,000 plus yet be small and tough enough to be packed in the back of a Landcruiser troopy and bounced around on rough dirt tracks. Matt thought a pair of QSC K10’s would be perfect for the job and with some help from TAG Cares donated a pair to the Cinema. It was a big win for head technician Lou Alveres as she can how set up the speakers by herself. “Whereas the old speakers weighed nearly as much as I did, the K10’s are louder and clearer and have improved presentation immensely. They are so light and compact that for really remote regions we can travel by boat to local islands or even by small plane!”
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