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Meeting in reel life

Gercine Carter

Meeting in reel life

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There were quite a few members of the diplomatic corps and a representative group from the local artistic community in the auditorium when the Third Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase opened at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination recently.
Barbadian calypso icon Gabby and his daughter were spotted among the specially invited guests, as well as artist Arlette St Hill, heraldic artist Ann Rudder, Dr Viola Davis, and distinguished Barbadian author George Lamming.
The showcase was officially opened by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean. Making brief remarks, Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados Lisette Perez Perez declared that “this is a day to reaffirm our identity as a region.
“We must conquer the schools, neighbourhoods, health centres and libraries where our people congregate,” said the Cuban envoy. Film, she said, was an essential part of the education of a people.
Above, Peter?Simpson (left), Ann Rudder (centre) and Lady Stella St John in conversation during cocktails following the official launch of the Third Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase.