First-Ever Senegalese Film Week To Take Place In Cuba
The Cuban and Senegalese authorities have announced that the first-ever Senegalese film week will be taking place in Havana, Cuba, from October 23-27.
The announcement of the film exhibition was made following a meeting between the Saylin Sanchez Portero –the Cuban Ambassador in Dakar; and Hugues Diaz -the director of Cinematography at Senegal's Ministry of Culture and Communication.
At its confirmed venue, the Havana Rampa Cinema, the event will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Senegal and the Caribbean nation, as well as the 60th anniversary of the historic Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC).
The visit to Cuba by the Senegalese delegation will allow the two sides to talk about the potential for the signing of a partnership agreement in the Arts and Culture space and will also contribute to strengthening the cultural ties that unite the two nations.
Historically, Cuban cinema has played a significant role in cultural weeks in Senegal, and the ICAIC's invitation aims to bring the island's public much closer to the film productions of that country, where there is a rapidly growing movement of female directors and films that portray its social reality.