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  • Submitted by: manso
  • 07 / 31 / 2010

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 30 (acn) American documentary maker Michael Moore awarded the Keys to the City to filmmaker Ian Padron and actress Mirtha Ibarra, both from Cuba, during the opening night of the Sixth Traverse City Film Festival.

After awarding the recognition, Moore invited the audience to attend the screenings of the Cuban films in the fest.

Also attending the event from the island is Juan Carlos Cremata, the director,together with Iraida Malberti, of the film Viva Cuba which will be screened during the festival.

The three filmmakers will speak at a panel entitled We live in Cuba and we make films.

Other films to be presented during the fest are Horn of Plenty (El Cuerno de la Abundancia) by Juan Carlos Tabio; Dreaming in Blue (Fuera de Liga) by Padron; and Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) by Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío.

The annual Traverse City Film Festival, held in Michigan, the state where Moore was born, takes place every between the end of July and the beginning of August and includes free screenings both outdoor and in several theatres of the city.

Moore founded the Festival with the purpose of promoting art and culture and only conventional movie theaters charge for the entrance and which is used to cover the budget of some 150,000 dollars needed for the Festival.

Source: ACN

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