November 6, 2006

FILMS: Barbadian children's film well received in Chicago

Barbadian children's film well received in Chicago
Web Posted - Mon Nov 06 2006

By Allison Ramsay

A Barbadian children's film was the only Caribbean film to be screened at the recently held Chicago International Children's Festival, and officials from the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) are currently in negotiations to air the film on CBC TV8.

This achievement is a first for a Barbadian production, noted chief cultural officer Andrea Wells, as the NCF continues to develop the film industry, spending already $500 000 through the Cultural Action Fund in the last two years. At a media briefing held recently at the NCF headquarters in Wanstead, St. James, Wells explained, "The Baobab Tree" is one of the initial fulfillments of a programme that was conceptualised by the Theatre Arts desk of the Cultural Development Department ... designed specifically to develop, creative and innovative children's educational tv programming.


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