UNESCO will hold a workshop during the 2nd Encounter of Filmmakers from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and its Diasporas (Cinema ABCD) in the Dominican Republicon July 15-18. Accoring to the Prensa Latina news source, the objective of the workshop is to assisting in the development of cultural industries.
"The workshop is to explain the normative framework in which we are moving during the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions," UNESCO representative Fernando Brugman told Prensa Latina.
Reflecting upon the issue, Brugman talked of the importance of understanding that production support is essential, but equally important is support to the skill-building process and knowledge sharing."
“The idea is that all experts meeting in the Dominican Republic share a project in order to identify the main needs," the director of the Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean stated.
Responding to a question about expectations, Brugman described the first Cinema ABCD held in Havana as "amazing," where he was able to appreciate connections between people and their interest in getting to know one another.