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Roble de Olor, a cuban film, recieves an award

By César Clark

Live, from the morning broadcast of Radio Africa 1 in Paris, Cuban film maker Rigoberto López received the DIKALO award for the best fiction film of the 2006 Cannes Pan-African Festival. The visit of this renowned Cuban film director to the French capital resulted in a emotive and convoking gathering attended by important intellectuals and friends such as Mrs. Aminata Traore, Mali's former Minister of Culture, Doudou Diene, UN's special relator to the contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance, and Basile Nguangue, President of the Pan-African Film Festival.


¨Roble de Olor¨ (Scent Oak), the film that provided Rigoberto with such a significant award among more than fifty competing films, and in particular the rebellious spirit against discrimination, intolerance and racism depicted by the movie, were the main issues of the warm and thoughtful conversation held by the film maker, his guests and a wide number of radio listeners from different parts of the planet who were able join in this peculiar gathering.



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