Danny Glover Chairs Filmmakers Meeting in Cuba

Havana, Sep 14. -U.S. actor and producer Danny Glover presides over on Wednesday in this capital a panel about relations and prospects of African and Caribbean filmmakers and the Afro-American community.Invited to a filmmakers meeting from those regions, attended by film directors, academicians and experts from over 30 countries, the protagonist of The Color Purple will also debate the role played by filmmakers of African descent in the United States.

The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists granted the U.S. actor the Tomas Gutierrez Alea Award. Glover is also honorary president of the Traveling Caribbean Film Festival.

The meeting will foster a dialogue among international artists on co-production alternatives and the role of cultural industries in panel and round tables with figures such as Malian Moussa Ouane.

The event, included in the International Year of African Descent, will conclude its academic year on Friday with a Final Declaration. (Prensa Latina)