The fifth edition of the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase arrived in Puerto Rico and will be exhibit from today in Mayagüez, in the West of the island, Prensa Latina reports.
The selection includes 15 films from Cuba, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, participating for the first time.
Organized by the executive of International Film Festival of the San Juan, the sample will have as its headquarters the Llagues Theatre, where films, documentaries and recently made animated films will be screened.
The event will be opened with the screening of the Puerto Rican documentary ” Sonó, sonó, Tite Curet”, by filmmakers Gabriel Coss and Israel Lugo, dedicated to the late composer “Tite” Curet Alonso (1926-2003).
Also the Dominican film “Trópico de Sangre” will be screened as well as the Cuban animated film “Abdala, el retorno de los Señores de Scibalbá” (Abdala, the return of the Lords of Scibalba)
Venezuela is participating with the documentaries Dudamel, about music director Gustavo Dudamel; “La Reina del Pueblo” (The People’s Queen) and the film “Las Caras del Diablo” (The faces of the devil).
Created in 2010 the Itinerant Sample of Cinema in the Caribbean is sponsored by Unesco, Unicef and the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry, among other agencies and institutions in the region.