UNESCO Havana Office Participates in the 26th "Audiovisual Universe of Latin American Childhood" Seminar
The 26th "Audiovisual Universe of Latin American Childhood" Seminar is taking place from 10 to 14 December in the Cuban capital. During the opening session, Isabel Viera, Official of the Programme of Communication and Information of the UNESCO Office in Havana, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to participate in this recognised forum for exchange, which has become a tradition. She explained that the Seminar deals with themes of great interest for UNESCO, in relation to culture, education and communication, and their relationships with audiovisual production and the new generations.
In her opening address to the national delegates and foreign participants of the forum, the official emphasised the importance of the fact that this event, which forms part of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, particularly supports dialogue between scholars, filmmakers and teachers in relation to the many and dynamic relationships that new audiences are establishing with the media and with communication and information technologies. This is occurring in a context where the new generations have the leading position as both recipients and participants in the incredible changes currently taking place in the field of audiovisual production and communication.
The 26th "Audiovisual Universe of Latin American Childhood" Seminar, organised by the Red del Universo Audiovisual de la Niñez Latinoamericana (UNIAL – Network of the Audiovisual Universe of Latin American Childhood), is dedicated on this occasion to the teaching work of José Martí, Janusz Korczak and Celestin Freinet. Part of the forum’s programme includes various workshops and topical sessions, as well as the presentation of an 'all ages' exhibition, comprising films from various countries, directed at audiences of children and young adults.