OPINION : Opening a cultural door

 
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Just a few years ago, talking about film production in Panama was a subject that could be considered fiction. The efforts of a handful of creators, intellectuals and cultural promoters, and the broad support of the Panamanian public have established a local industry of the seventh art. Perhaps the best showcase to know and highlight these treasures of national talent is the International Film Festival of Panama (IFF Panama), which since 2012 has been calling the local and international filmmakers to show a different cinema. From every point of view, the IFF has been a success, since on the one hand it has helped to create an audience for Panamanian production, and on the other, it has shown that good cinema has an obligatory appointment in Panama. The IFF Panama has opened the door to new authors, as well as consecrated names of the audiovisual medium. Initiatives like this are the best demonstration that good cultural policy, based on public-private partnerships, and on the education of citizens, can transform Panama into a mecca of culture and art. Panamanian cinema is an activity that allows us to see ourselves reflected on the big screen, to make fun of ourselves, question our reality and dream about other possible worlds. The festival is the door that allows us to recognize, admire and celebrate the talent that tells us great stories. Many of which are Panamanians. it can transform Panama into a mecca of culture and art. Panamanian cinema is an activity that allows us to see ourselves reflected on the big screen, to make fun of ourselves, question our reality and dream about other possible worlds. The festival is the door that allows us to recognize, admire and celebrate the talent that tells us great stories. Many of which are Panamanians. it can transform Panama into a mecca of culture and art - LA PRENSA, Apl. 7
 


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