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Singapore’s First-Ever Caribbean Cinema Showcase to Share the Richness of Caribbean Culture

8 April 2021

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Singapore’s First-Ever Caribbean Cinema Showcase to Share the Richness of Caribbean Culture

The Embassy of Cuba, Embassy of Mexico and Embassy of Venezuela are
delighted to present the first ever Caribbean Cinema Showcase in
Singapore, thanks to a special partnership with Our Tampines Hub (OTH).

Taking place from 14 to 25 April 2021 at OTH’s Festival Arts Theatre, nine films have been selected to showcase the richness of Caribbean cinema and culture. Admission to the screenings is free.

The opening film for the showcase, Esteban, comes from La Havana,
Cuba. It will be screened at a by-invitation-only event on Sunday, 11 April. Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, will
be the esteemed Guest of Honour for the occasion.

Esteban will also be screened for the public on the following two Sundays (i.e. 18 and 25 April). It tells the story of a Cuban boy of the same name who discovers a source of satisfaction and happiness in music. After accidentally showing an innate talent for playing the piano, the young Esteban will fight with all his heart to reach his greatest dream: becoming a renowned musician. Esteban is a dramatic story of hope and personal transformation that features a soundtrack created by Chucho Valdés, renowned Cuban pianist with a powerful influence on the modern history of Afro-Cuban jazz.

Meanwhile, one of the films that Mexico presents is the internationally awarded animated film ‘Ana and Bruno’. In this story, Ana arrives with her mother to the beach, where she meets and befriends a number of strange and amusing fantastical beings. She experiences a series of exciting and dangerous adventures as she goes in search for her father, accompanied by her new friends.

As for Venezuela, it will showcase the animated film for kids ‘H2O Mission’ (among other movies) for the first time in Singapore. In this eco-friendly adventure, the evil ‘M’ steals all the water from Buenaventura and kidnaps Sara, Samuel and his friends aboard the mighty ‘Engine of Knowledge’. The film focuses on promoting positive values of caring for our water resources.

Tickets can be redeemed at Our Tampines Hub’s Customer Service
Counter upon registration via scanning of the QR code. One person is
entitled to two tickets only on a first-come-first-served basis.


Full Schedule

DateFilmTime
14 April 2021, WednesdayPotato, Peanut,
Plantain
(Venezuela) (NC16)
7:30 pm
15 April 2021, ThursdayRomancing April (Mexico) (PG13)7:30 pm
16 April 2021, FridayHabanastation (Cuba) (PG)7:30 pm
18 April 2021, SundayAna and Bruno (Mexico) (PG13)2 pm
18 April 2021, SundayH20 Mission (Venezuela) (PG)4 pm
18 April 2021, SundayEsteban (Cuba) (PG13)6 pm
21 April 2021, WednesdayViva Cuba (Cuba) (PG)7:30 pm
22 April 2021, ThursdayEsmeralda’s Twilight (Mexico) (PG13)7:30 pm
23 April 2021, FridayCentral Park (Venezuela) (M18)7:30 pm
25 April 2021, SundayPotato, Peanut, Plantain (Venezuela)(NC16)2 pm
25 April 2021, SundayAna and Bruno (Mexico) (PG13)4 pm
25 April 2021, SundayEsteban (Cuba) (PG13)6 pm

RSVP to the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2936310026616072/