Arawak House of Culture to launch film and video screening equipment services

The Arawak House of Culture in Roseau
The Arawak House of Culture in Roseau

Film and video producers in Dominica now have a new venue for the premiering and screening of films and videos.

Thanks to equipment donated by ALBA Cultural, the Arawak House of Culture is launching its new Film and Video Screening Equipment and Services at a ceremony on Friday March 11, 2016.

The launching ceremony, to be held at the Arawak from 6.00 p.m., will be attended by the Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment Honourable Justina Charles and other officials, representatives of the media and various institutions, local film and video producers as well as film producers from the region who are in Dominica for an OECS-sponsored Audio-Visual Workshop.

The ceremony will also feature the screening of three short videos and a feature film. The videos being shown are Screw Pine produced by the Division of Culture, Are You Breathing produced by the Discover Dominica Authority and Pappy produced by Film Producer Sandra Vivas. The feature film is Forward Ever, a film on the Grenada Revolution produced by Bruce Paddington of Trinidad & Tobago.

The new film and video screening service forms part of the restructuring of the operations of the Arawak House of Culture currently being carried out by the National Cultural Council and the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment. ALBA Cultural, the cultural arm of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA), is supporting this process through the donation of film projection equipment and the facilitation of training in film and video production.

As part of this new service, the Arawak House of Culture will partner with local producers and other stakeholders to host film festivals featuring films and videos from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and elsewhere.

It is expected that local audiences will develop a greater interest, awareness and appreciation for films and videos produced here in Dominica, the Caribbean region and developing countries around the world

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8 Comments

  1. STOWE
    March 11, 2016

    Ralphie Alcendo, USA or GRANDBAY? tete LALAY

    • Anonymous
      March 11, 2016

      That Ralphie Alcendor has no shame. He keeps sprouting how things good in Dominica under the Labour Party, yet he is yet to leave his ivory tower in the USA to come and live in Dominica. He even attaches USA to his name.

      He is a real TRAITOR

  2. Tienen cojones?
    March 11, 2016

    Nothing but pain comes from the blue vex party…you dig?

    Reply to this comment yES I can dig. would love 2 dig a few graves for U suckers. U included Ralph Alcendor see u dropped ur R. bURIAL POLITICAL FOR ALL The political opportunists,red ,, blue green even OJ’s yellow tie party. The cafeteria communinists of the 80’sas well.

    • Concern citizen
      March 11, 2016

      Tienen Cojones,
      Ma Dominique have 3 categories of slaves, they are the field Slaves, the Yard Slaves, and the House slaves which group do u belong to?
      zo pa las fee Dominique mal ka anie vota Skewo la pu choua paye la?

  3. Tienen cojones?
    March 10, 2016

    a film on the Grenada Revolution produced by Bruce Paddington of Trinidad & Tobago.
    Next should be one on DA’s exception to the rule.
    Remember Ruler in Hyroona by Dr.Alwyn Bully?70’s
    New one needed on current events
    calling on the theatre peeps they know selves.Hope/trust they have not been compromised by the red clinic effect.

    • Ralphie Alcendo, USA
      March 10, 2016

      ALBA? Venezuela ? Chavez ? interesting. The red clinic effect…anything is something good from the Red Hot Party…..Nothing but pain comes from the blue vex party…you dig?

      • Tienen cojones?
        March 11, 2016

        Nothing but pain comes from the blue vex party…you dig?

        Reply to this comment yES I can dig. would love 2 dig a few graves for U suckers. U included Ralph Alcendor see u dropped ur R. bURIAL POLITICAL FOR ALL The political opportunists,red ,, blue green even OJ’s yellow tie party. The cafeteria communinists of the 80’sas well.

      • Anonymous
        March 11, 2016

        That Ralphie Alcendor has no shame. He keeps sprouting how things good in Dominica under the Labour Party, yet he is yet to leave his ivory tower in the USA to come and live in Dominica. He even attaches USA to his name.

        He is a real TRAITOR

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