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The Caribbean film showcase seeks financing and visibility in Cuba

Posted on June 30, 2017

LA HABANA (Sputnik) The national coordinators of the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase will make concerted efforts in Cuba in search of financial sustainability and greater visibility, Rigoberto López, president of this regional project, told Sputnik.

"The aim is to regularize the practices of the exhibition in its exhibitions in these countries, to update us on the cinematographic production in the region and, finally, to approve a document requesting financing for the sustainability of the exhibition directed to the structures of direction of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)," Lopez said.

The headline said that the meeting will be attended by about 30 delegates, who will approve a document with the request that a fund be created.

"This already has as a background discussions held during the last meeting of the ACS and Caricom in Havana, in which we approach criteria with senior officials of these institutions on the need for a funding fund for the sustainability of the sample, commented the filmmaker.

Lopez explained that for the moment the only one that supports the Travelling Showcase is the Cuban Ministry of Culture through the Cuban Film Institute.

The representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), Katherine Muller-Marin, the representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), María Machicado and "To all the diplomats of the Caribbean countries, of whom we expect a very active participation," added the President of the Exhibition.

The filmmaker stressed that the meeting "will conclude with the signing of the document requesting financing for the sustainability of the exhibition."

López said that the objective of the project is to provide greater visibility in the region and other areas of the world to the work of the creators of the Caribbean to become an "antihegemonic" response from the point of view of production and film exhibition.

He criticized that throughout the Caribbean "practically only American and occasionally French films are seen in Francophone countries," and emphasized that the option of seeing Latin American filmmakers in their own territory is scarce.

"It is difficult for a Jamaican viewer to see the work of a filmmaker from Martinique, and it is difficult for the Curacao audience to see the creation of a director from Saint Lucia or from Haiti," the president lamented.

In addition he considered that it does not transcend the integration of the societies if it is not through the culture, of the recognition of identities.

"The Caricom and the AEC take trade agreements, tariffs, facilitate the flights that unify the region, but it is also absolutely important and transcendental that the Caribbean countries are recognized at the level of societies, at the level of their identities, diverse but with Similarities, "said the graduate of Political Science at the University of Havana.

Lopez reiterated the importance of the films narrating sensitive issues for the region as "racism, emigration, domestic violence, child labor, and finally, the problems of these countries, are seen, recognized and appreciated by the public."

He clarified that this is not a voluntarist act, nor that "politically" have to see Caribbean cinema; "The important thing is that artistic quality prevails as happens with the selected works".

According to Lopez, the exhibition ends with the practice of keeping the Caribbean countries fragmented under the pretext that they speak different languages.

"The show breaks this scheme because it advocates the possibility of seeing beyond languages, and the viewer recognizes himself in that character ... in short, the possibility of recognition of identities through the show is a fact that can be seen both in documentaries, As in fiction and the program for children and adolescents, "he said.

The director of Cuban cinema emphasized that works of remarkable artistic quality have only been appreciated in the region through the show he leads.

The Itinerant Caribbean Film Show was formed in 2005 during the celebration of the First Cuban Film Festival in Jamaica in order to achieve a regional event that would act as a meeting point for audiovisual production.

Rigoberto López directed the documentaries "Yo soy del son a la salsa" (1995), "La primera intervención" (1977) and the feature films "Roble de olor" (2002) and "Vuelos Prohibidos" (2015).

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