Latin American Film Festival

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

Maria Yongmee Shin
"Journey to Little Rock"

Albert Xavier, Dominican Republic

Photo by Darren Brown

Lois Siegel, Canada

Frantz Voltaire, Haiti

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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