The celebrations continue for Heritage month, and last night Barbadians were treated to a free Movie Night in the City.
Many film lovers gathered at the Pelican Craft Centre for the event which was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, in partnership with the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI)
This event, which is in its third year, featured the work of young filmmakers enrolled in the undergraduate programme at the EBCCI, graduates of the EBCCI programme, students in the certificate programme in Motion Picture Arts coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and the EBCCI; and students from the communities enrolled in the Digital Media programme in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth.
Senior Cultural Policy Officer Sharon Johnson said it was important for these filmmakers to get the opportunity to showcase their work because, “apart from this many of them would not get the chance to feature their work,” she said.
Johnson, while stressing the importance of showcasing local films, added that their aim was to continue to provide a link between heritage and the rest of the cultural industries.
“So film was an easy fit for us because film is a way in which we can document and preserve the heritage of Historic Bridgetown and Its Garrison,” she said.
She also mentioned that the movie night was specifically held at the craft center to help drive more traffic through the area.
The celebrations continue today with the new Heritage Bus tour, which is already sold out. (DB)