Press Release: – The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Barbados, through the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation (IVCC) of Barbados with the support of Villa del Cine and the distributor Amazonia Film is holding the 5th Edition of the Venezuelan Film Festival Seeing What We Are, in commemoration of 120 years of Venezuelan cinema.
The Venezuelan Film Festival Seeing What We Are starts on Monday, November 6 and ends on Friday, November 10, 2017 with the premiere of the movie La Planta Insolente at the National Union of Public Workers of Barbados. The 5th Edition of the Festival has been created as an audio-visual space that shows social issues that weave the notion of Venezuelan identity as referents of the cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean. Likewise, Festival constitutes a linguistic and cultural bridge to promote Venezuelan cultural identity through the production of Venezuelan cinema as avant-garde in audio-visual contents in our America.
This edition invites us to see what we are from a reality told in its dialectical relationship between the audio-visual language and everyday practices, as well as to ethically assume the path for the formation of the identity consciousness that the Great Homeland requires, which makes the struggle of the under privileged to become emancipated visible. In this edition the protagonists are the educational and cultural institutions of Barbados: The Alexandra School, Parkinson Memorial School. Graydon Sealy Secondary School, the UWI Language Club, the Barbados Community College and the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation (IVCC).
Film Azul Como El Cielo (2016)
IN recent decades, after the arrival of the Bolivarian Revolution, the Venezuelan film industry has substantially increased the number of its productions, winning important prizes and awards on national and international stages. The films that will be presented in the 5th Edition of the Venezuelan Film Festival Seeing what we are, in November 2017 in Barbados are: Miranda Regresa (2007), Una Mirada al Mar (2011), Azú, Alma de Princesa (2013), Azul Como El Cielo (2016) and La Planta Insolente (2017).
Film Azú, Alma de Princesa (2013)