Malfinis's Managing Director Milton Branford recently had the great pleasure to meet and share with Erich Wildpret outstanding theatre and film actor who played a major supporting role in the film based on Simon Bolivar, called the "The Liberator",during the First Latin American film festival held in Saint Lucia.
We look for ward to him returning to conduct a full actor's workshop some time soon.
Erich's visit to Saint Lucia was part of the inaugural Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival staged in saint Lucia during the week of the 9th to 13th November 2015.
Presented by the Latin American embassies of Venezuela,Cuba, Argentina,Mexico , and Brazil and supported by the Cultural Development Foundation and the Audio Visual and Film Association the festival also featured short films from aspiring Saint Lucian Filmmakers.
The Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival is a first of its kind to be staged in Saint Lucia,and had a modest debut that put aside the pomp , ceremony, bells and whistles and placed Film at the core as a means to communicate and share cultural experiences between peoples of the Caribbean and Americas.
This valiant collaborative effort by our Latin American friends promises to be a very powerful event capable of galvanizing the creative exchange of ideas,skills,and cultural experiences that can only lead to greater understanding and unification of peoples of the Americas and the Caribbean.
We thoroughly enjoyed the showings, for those who were unable to attend you certainly missed a great experience, Hope planning starts soon for the 2016 festival , we can't wait.