Moviemaking Has a Significant Role to Play today, says
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 3 (ACN) The significance of moviemaking in
today’s world was stressed by Cuban Culture minister Rafael
Bernal during a working meeting in Havana that focused on
the results of the 2nd Encounter of film makers from Africa,
Brazil, the Caribbean and their Diasporas (Cinema ABCD),
which was held in Santo Domingo in mid July.
Minister Bernal stressed the
potential of cinema as a way to prepare the people to
face what he called the disastrous ways of living
imposed on our nations by the superpowers.
Forums like Cinema ABCD, which
organized by the traveling showcase of Caribbean cinema,
pave the way on which we must keep advancing, said
Bernal as he exchanged views with participants at the
working meeting, which was attended by representatives
of UNICEF and UNESCO.
Cinema ABCD has become a platform for
moviemakers from the Caribbean and Africa as well as for
independent US film makers, with a significant impact on
the cultural agendas of the countries that make it up.
Our best dream is to take the
Caribbean cinema to the neighborhoods and communities;
setting up screens on the streets to run regional
productions, so that people can watch them and see
themselves represented, said Rigoberto Lopez who heads
the travelling showcase of Caribbean cinema.