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Announcing the creation of the Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Center in Gibara
Gibara, Holguin. Photo: Agencia Cubana de Noticias
The renowned Cuban actress Mirtha Ibarra announced in this 14th edition of the Gibara International Film Festival, the creation of the Tomás (Titón) Gutiérrez Alea Research Center.

Ibarra, speaking to the press, explained that the project that receives the support of the Office of the Historian of Havana is the realization of a personal dream of many years that seeks, above all, to preserve the work of Titón and other great Cuban filmmakers.

He said that the building that is currently being prepared is located in Old Havana, very close to the gallery of Jorge Perugorría, also an actor, and that the premises will be integrated with the purpose of enriching the culture of this capital area.

Once inaugurated, creative workshops for young lovers of the seventh art, as well as other artistic manifestations, will be held in these facilities, said the actress, who was awarded the Lucia Prize for her lifelong work.

The books that made up the director's personal library of such important feature films as Memories of Underdevelopment and Strawberry and Chocalate, as well as his stationery and photographic heritage, may be used for consultations at this centre.

He also pointed out that he is currently editing his film Iluminada, in which he will share the lead role with Jorge Perugorría.

Cine Jibá once again hosted the screening of the films in competition this Thursday, including the documentary Cosplayer, by young Cuban director Orlando Mora, and in the fiction category the film Casting, by Nicolas Wackerbarth, from Germany.

While the peña of Coralita Veloz invites to its usual poetry and downloading recital with troubadours from the cultural center Siglo XX and the concert venue will host Haydé Milanés and Cimafunk.
Dedicated to childhood and adolescence, the 14th edition of the Gibara International Film Festival runs from this coastal city in eastern Cuba until next Saturday.
With information of Claudia Patricia Domínguez del Río /ACN

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