Embassy of Barbados, Beijing, 20 April, 2018

   Barbados participates in the first-ever Beijing-Caribbean Film Festival

 

   Beijing, 20 April, 2018

 

Barbados will be participating in the first-ever Beijing Caribbean film Festival taking place at the Prestigious Beijing Normal University from 24-26 April, 2018.

Films from Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will also be projected as the Caribbean is featured as the guest of honour in this year’s edition of the Beijing College Students’ Film Festival, which attracts in excess of half a million patrons over its three days.

The two films from Barbados, which have been subtitled in Chinese are Lisa Harewood’s 2013 film “Auntie” and Clish Gittens’ 2015 documentary “H2O”.

Barbados’ participation in this festival is part of the country’s thrust to develop and export the products of its cultural industries. In this regard, Barbados will also be participating later this month in the annual Meet in Beijing cultural festival with Arturo Tappin and his band headlining a number of concerts involving bands from around the world.