PVI launches Village Video 4.0

PVI launches Village Video 4.0

In April 2019 Peripheral Vision International (PVI) launched version 4 of Village Video (formerly Kibanda Boda), a revamped, redesigned, and rebranded iteration of the organizationโ€™s popular ย solar-powered, motorcycle-mounted, microcinema. Village Video brings educational video to the most remote villages and targets the most underserved populations. Unlike projector-based mobile cinema, the Village Video kit can screen content during the day and doesnโ€™t require girls and women to travel in darkness to attend night screenings. Instead, it brings content to people where they are already gathered, eliminating a key obstacle to accessing microcinema content.

The first version of the Village Video microcinema kit was developed in 2015, and subsequent versions have increasingly gotten lighter-weight, more durable, and more energy-efficient. The new fourth generation is the size of a suitcase, weighs only 35 pounds, and is easier to use than its predecessors. Version 4 of Village Video can play 36-hours of content before needing to be recharged, a process that is made easier with multiple charging options, including a mobile solar power panel that users can use to power while off-grid.

The newest version of Village Video – designed for maximum reach and ease of use – is now ready to scale.