Sergio Benvenuto, director del Festival de Gibara, durante la inauguración. Foto: Festival de Cine de Gibara.

Gibara Film Festival suspends activities in solidarity with Matanzas

The organizing committee of Gibara International Film Festivalbased in that city in eastern Cuba, today announced the cancellation of activities scheduled for this closing day.

Sergio Benvenuto, director of the event, announced that with empathy and pain due to the large fire that consumed two of the warehouses of the Matanzas Supertanker Base, it was decided to suspend the concert of Alexander Abreu and Havana D’ Primera, scheduled for tonight, as well as the other cultural presentations.

“The organizing committee of the 16th Gibara International Film Festival, and all the participants in the event, have been following with great anguish since last night the unfortunate situation unleashed at the Matanzas supertanker base,” reads the statement. , where they clarify that the prize-giving ceremony for the competing works for the 16th edition of the event is being held today.

According to a report from Latin Pressthis year nine films were presented, 17 documentaries (between short and long), 11 fiction short films and seven animation films, from France, Algeria, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Norway and Cuba, among other nations.

Other signs of support for the Matanzas fire

Also PLreported that the Casa del Alba Cultural in Havana had announced the suspension of all music activities for the next week.

The sinister at the Matanzas Super Tanker Base It happened this Friday night.when, according to what was reported by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, an electrical discharge hit tank 52 for the storage of national crude oil.

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