• Today
    November 16

  • 08:42 AM

Barbadian films for Argentine festival

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 21 July 2018

bajan-filmmakers-072118

Minister of Culture John King (left) interacting with (from second left) Barbadian film-makers Alison Saunders-Franklyn and Rommell Hall, Film Commissioner Annette Nias, president of the Barbados Film and Video Association Damien Pinder and Ramona Grandison of the Cultural Industries Development Authority. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)

Barbadian filmmakers will be given the opportunity to showcase their work in Argentina.

Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani announced that for the first time, two Barbadian filmmakers will be invited to the internationally-renowned Mar del Plata Film Festival being held in Argentina in November.

Speaking at the opening of the three-day inaugural Argentine Film Festival in Barbados, Pandiani acknowledged the rich cultural history of the two countries and said he would be maximising opportunities to give exposure to the Argentine cultural arts here while making it possible for the people of his country to see what Barbados has to offer in this area. 

Addressing an audience at the Walcott Warner Theatre at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination which included Minister of Culture John King, local film makers and other artistes, Pandiani disclosed that the Argentine Embassy here had organised a programme of cultural activities for 2018 to honour 50 years of common history between the two countries, under the slogan Celebrating Our Friendship; Sharing Our Culture.

Three Argentine films were screened during the Barbados festival.

Argentina’s sole Reggae singer Fidel Nadal performed at the recent Pan Pun De Sand at Brandon’s Beach. Barbadians will also get the opportunity to see Argentine tango dancers Victoria Crisci and Rodrigo Malpezzi in action during Bridgetown Market at Spring Garden on August 5. (GC)

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you think that fees at commercial banks have increased too much?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM