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Cuban film-maker, Rigoberto López, Dies at age 72

Rigoberto LópezOn the morning of January 23rd, Cuba woke up to the sad news of the passing of the Cuban film-maker Rigoberto López, President of the Havana-based “Travelling Showcase of Caribbean Cinema”. This institution brought together the Caribbean nations, for the last nine years since its creation, to an awareness of each other through the universal language of films. The numerous films (fiction and documentaries) he created in his fruitful artistic life always told of our common histories, diverse identities, ethnicities, popular cultures and societies; he should be highly remembered, though, for carrying forward the highly emancipatory mission of illuminating minds in our region and opening opportunities for the Caribbean nations to watch Caribbean films in the Caribbean.