Latin American Film Festival
2009 LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Initiated by the Canadian Film Institute in 1997, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates its 13th year.  His Excellency Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, a French-born Canadian documentary filmmaker,
 and the husband of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean,
Governor General of Canada, is the honorary patron


"Filmmakers are the ambassadors of culture." 
 His Excellency Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond


©Photos by Lois Siegel

A filmmaker meeting/roundtable was organized with visiting Latin American Filmmakers and Canadian filmmakers on Saturday, March 28 at Carleton University. Translation was provided by Zuzana Pick of Carleton Film Studies


Tom McSorley
Executive Director of the Canadian Film Institute


Peruvian Ambassador Jorge Castañeda


Brazilian Ambassador Paulo Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto


Guatemalan Ambassador Georges de La Roche


Zuzana Pick, Professor of Film Studies, Carleton University


Leuten Rojas, Canada/Chili
Film Director


Giacomo Buonafina, Guatemala
Sound Engineer/Actor


Rosa Oliart, Peru
Sound Technician


Mark Stewart, Associate Producer
"Project Grey"
El Salvador/Canada


Christian Blaze
Director


Maria Yongmee Shin
"Journey to Little Rock"
Canada


Albert Xavier, Dominican Republic
Producer/Director


©
Photo by Darren Brown

Lois Siegel, Canada
Producer/Director


Frantz Voltaire, Haiti
Director


Scott Birdwise, Programmer
Canadian Film Institute


Brazilian Ambassador Paulo Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto
Rosa Oliart, Peru
Maria Yongmee Shin
Joseline Pujol, First Secretary
Embassy of the Dominican Republic


Christian Blaze
 Mark Stewart
Brazilian Ambassador Paulo Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto
Rosa Oliart


Guatemalan Ambassador Georges de La Roche, Maria Shin, Giacomo Buonafina
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