two weeks in October, Washington is the place to see some of the most creative Latin
American cinema of today. Through a wide range of stories-whether of mid-life crises,
budding love or spirit visitations-the Latin American Film Festival 2000 offers a window
into the region's diversity and humanity.
The Cultural Foundation of the
Americas is proud to organize this annual event, along with the Association of
Ibero-American Cultural Attachés and the American Film Institute. This year's films come
from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and
Venezuela, as well as Spain. Along with the screenings, we will also bring some of the
region's directors, producers and actors to Washington, D.C., to enrich the discussion
about their films.
The Latin American Film
Festival 2000 is sponsored through generous donations by the Organization of American
States, the Inter-American Development Bank and Sprint. Riggs National Bank is supporting
the event by providing printed material. American Airlines, another sponsor, is providing
transportation for special guests. The governments of the participating countries, through
their embassies in Washington and their national film institutes, also assisted in making
this event possible.
I would like to extend my
personal thanks to all these sponsors and to the volunteers and friends who have
contributed their time and effort. Most of all I thank you, the filmgoer, for the support
you demonstrate through your attendance and your enthusiasm.
Ana Milena de Gaviria
Cultural Foundation of the Americas