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  • 05 / 11 / 2012

The 4th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase will began on May 10 in eastern Santiago de Cuba province to tour the island until July 5, when movies will be screened at Havana’s Chaplin Theater.

Exhibition president, Cuban filmmaker Rigoberto Lopez, says the cultural gathering is one of the most significant regional meetings, because it reaches 31 countries, overcoming language barriers.

With the purpose of preserving Caribbean audiovisual memory in all of its diversity, the exhibit compiles the best of the region’s films and translates it into Spanish, English and French and other official languages.

Frantz Voltaire, Norman de Palm and Bruce Paddington are some of the filmmakers that, under Lopez’s direction, have been part of the selection committee.

This year’s edition is dedicated to the Caribbean Diaspora and its program includes 33 movies, basically composed of documentaries, animated films, short- and full-length feature films, coming from Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Barbados, the United States, Haiti, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The first exhibition was held on July 8, 2006.

Other showings will take place during the exhibition, including one dedicated to Haitian cinema, after the earthquake that swept across that country in January, 2010.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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