Havana, Sept 12. -The First Meeting of filmmakers from Africa, the Caribbean and their Diaspora was inaugurated Monday at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba with the assistance of some 50 filmmakers, academics and specialists from over 30 countries.
African, Caribbean Filmmakers Meet in Cuba At the opening, Cuban director Rigoberto Lopez, who is the president of the Organizing Committee, said this first meeting takes place at a time of re-colonization in Africa, while a war takes place in Libya and another one threatens to break out in Syria.
The first day was chaired by the Director of UNESCO Regional Office for Latin America, Herman van Hoff, who emphasized that this exchange can play an important role in the recognition of cultural diversity.
The opening was also attended by the president of the Filmmakers Association of Senegal, Mansour Wade, and the director of Black Film Festival in Brazil, Zózimo Bulbul, who regretted that in his country there are people who do not value the African continent.
Personalities such as actor Danny Glover, Algerian documentary maker Abdenour Zahzah, the Haitian intellectual Frantz Voltaire, and Guadeloupe actors Philip Gilbert and Judith Laumord Gozlin are also attending this meeting, which was organized by the Traveling Caribbean Festival Film and will take place until Sunday. (Prensa Latina)