The Dominican Republic to Host Meeting of African and Caribbean Filmmakers

Repeating Islands

The 2nd Meeting of African and Caribbean Filmmakers and their Diasporas will be held in the Dominican Republic in 2012, following an agreement by participants in the first edition of the event, which wound up on Friday in Havana.

With help from the Office of the Caribbean Cinema Traveling Exhibition, which hosted the meeting in Havana, organizers plan a series of films from Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean as well as their Diasporas, which will tour the country.

Filmmakers, academicians and specialists from some 30 nations signed the document of agreement reached at the meeting after a week of debates on topics regarding the conditions of the seventh art in the areas under discussion and the possibilities of expanding the promotion of their cinemas.

Among the signatories to the declaration there are renowned figures in international filmmaking like US actor Danny Glover, African filmmaker Souleymane Cisse, and Zozimo Bulbul, director…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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