VANCOUVER â€” The National Film Board of Canada will soon have a presence on Cuban state television.
The NFB says nine of its films â€” Spanish versions of documentaries, animated shorts, and one drama â€” are included in the deal.
The NFB says this is its first television licence with a Cuban broadcaster.
The deal coincides with Canada’s participation as a guest country of honour at the Havana International Book Fair, which runs Feb. 9-19.
The films will screen in a theatre on the site of the book fair in addition to being broadcast on TV.
The nine films are:
â€” “Bone Wind Fire,” directed by Jill Sharpe (2011)
â€” “Flamenco at 5:15,” directed by Cynthia Scott (1983)
â€” “Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life,” directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (2010)
â€” “Molly in Springtime,” directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon (2009)
â€” “Mon oncle Antoine,” directed by Claude Jutra (1971)
â€” “My Village in Nunavik,” directed by Bobby Kenuajuak (1999)
â€” “Poppety in the Fall,” directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux (2012)
â€” “River of Life,” directed by Werner Walcher (2007)
â€” “Rose & Violet,” directed by Claude Grosch and Luc Otter (2011)
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