Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3.- The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers.
The same source said that one of the first activities on Monday will be the homage by the participants to Fidel Castro, in front of the monolith that keeps his mortal remains at the necropolis, close to mausoleum to National Hero Jose Marti.
The tribute will be also expressed with the exhibition of documentaries made by Cuban documentary filmmaker Santiago Alvarez about the late leader and will include a meaningful moment with the exhibition in communities of the documentary 'Mi Hermano Fidel' (My Brother Fidel), a touching documentary film about a meeting with a humble farm worker from Guantanamo.
Venezuelan filmmakers Luis Rodriguez and Andres Rodriguez will present the title 'Fidel entre nosotros' (Fidel among Us).
The city is ready to host the event, in which documentary filmmakers from around 25 countries will participate with 39 films in contest and theoretical sessions that will shed new light on that genre, believed to be a weapon for the people's struggle.
Around 139 works with acknowledged quality were registered for this edition of the festival, with Peru as a guest country and marked presence of documentary filmmakers from Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico, Serbia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United States, Colombia, Austria and Canada. (PL)