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Representatives of Caribbean cinema foster exchange in the region

Written by PL From Cuba SI

A meeting with representatives of the cinema from some 20 Caribbean countries began today here seeking to promote the work and goals of the Caribbean Traveling Film Screening (CTFS).

According to organizers, the meeting also seeks to contextualize the work of the different coordination groups in an attempt to screen movies from those countries.

President of CTFS Rigoberto Lopez told the Prensa Latina news agency that the meeting is significant for its contribution to the promotion of regional cinema.

Lopez said that the festival is essentially against hegemony, as the mainstream cinema in the region is made by big producers and leaves valuable works off the market, hence the Caribbean audience should be encouraged by breaking down the language barriers.

In the meeting, which concludes tomorrow, representatives from 25 countries will also discuss the screening of movies in CTSF member countries, while presenting a funding request addressed to the Caribbean Community and the Association of Caribbean States.

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