Ticket to Paradise and Casa Vieja Among Films for Traveling Caribbean Festival
- Submitted by: manso
- Arts and Culture
- 07 / 02 / 2011
2011.07.01 - 21:02:22 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Havana, Cuba.- Cuban long-feature fiction movies Ticket to Paradise and Casa Vieja, plus five cartoons were included in the list of films to be shown during the Sixth Traveling Film Festival of the Caribbean, the event’s jury announced this Friday.
After a few weeks of work, the selection committee boiled down the list of 92 films from around 20 countries to 40 materials that will be screened in different cities of the region in 2010, the Festival’s president Rigoberto Lopez told the media.
All the films will be subtitled in Spanish, French, English and Creole, said Lopez who added that the country with the largest number of titles is Venezuela.
Frantz Voltaire, a documentary maker from Haiti, said the Festival sets a change of the paradigm for filmmakers from the Caribbean.
“This is an important project to create new connections in the region,” said Carla Foderingham, member of the international jury that met in Havana.
Bruce Paddingon, film director and professor of the University of West Indians, said the traveling festival contributes to strengthen Caribbean identity and the unity among the many different cultures coexisting in the region.
Paddingon said the films included in the event deal with different topics, from the life of young Cubans in the 1990s to Curacao’s architecture, and a young Jamaican woman who wishes to triumph as an athlete, among others.
The other members of the selection committee were film producer and director of Curacao’s cultural center Norman de Palm, and Cuban filmmaker Rigoberto Lopez.