Cuban film Montaña de Luz highly acclaimed in Mexico
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- 03 / 24 / 2010
Vivian Martínez Tabares, the Cultural counselor of the Cuban embassy presented in San Miguel de Allende, in front of a huge public, made in good part by US residents, the Cuban documentary Montaña de luz, made by ICAIC (Spanish initials for Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industry), about the Cuban medical collaboration in different parts of the world.
In the hall of the Ignacio Ramírez, “El Nigromante” Cultural Centre of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato State, the diplomat referred that when the devastating earthquake in Haiti took place during last January, president Preval stated that “Cuba did not arrived there, because, Cuba was already there with 400 doctors, together with almost the same number of Haitian doctors graduated from the Latin-American School of Medicine, who started immediately to help the victims and attended in the first 72 hours thousand of people”.
She indicated how doctors from many countries joined the Cubans, waiting for the arrival of their logistic and were received in our campaign hospitals, among them, were also US doctors graduated from th3 Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba.
She added that this documentary, made by the Cuban filmmaker Guillermo Centeno, is the best evidence it was not an isolated event, but an expression of the internationalist solidarity, which Cuba defends as a main value of the revolutionary humanism.
This year, the organizers of the 7th Festival of the Cuban Culture of San Miguel de Allende, decided to pay tribute to Barbarito Diez and, due to the earthquake, highlight the solidarity of Cuban with Haiti.
The activities were concentrated around a season of Cuiban cinema and cinema about Cuba, as part of whih were also screened the documentaries Barbarito Diez, la voz del danzón, made specially for this event by the Mexican Jesús González Urbán, with a script by Adolfo Rubio, Yo soy del son a la salsa, by Rigoberto López, Quijote tropical, about Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo en Montreal and the movies Los dioses rotos, by Ernesto Daranas and Música cubana, by Win Wenders with Pío Leyva.
The Cuban counselor was interviews by TVCable de San Miguel y Dolores for the program “El Fisgón Radiofónico” of Radio San Miguel and for the weekly bilingual magazine Atención San Miguel. She remembered that in March the ICAIC is celebrating its 51 anniversary; therefore, this event is also a way of celebrating it in Mexico.
By: Vivian Martínez Tabares
Source: EmbaCuba México and Cubarte