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Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The natural and archaeological beauties of the southern zone of Costa Rica will be part of the film's festival "Long Nights of Interculturality 2021," organized by the International Cultural Diversity Organization based in Austria.

According to the National Museum, the Costa Rican documentary, "Un orgullo de Costa Rica y el mundo"  ( a pride to Costa Rica and the world in the English language), was one of those hand-selected by the organization for a select list of documentaries to display, whose objective is to show the rich cultural and biological diversity of the countries.

The Costa Rican film was presented in Vienna along with productions from countries such as Colombia, Armenia, the Philippines and Andorra, among others. It was nominated by the Costa Rican Embassy in Vienna. Readers can see the film available on the festival's YouTube channel.

The film describes the universal cultural legacy of the four sites with stone spheres that are found in Diquís (southern Costa Rica) and that were declared in 2014 World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

The documentary delves into the research, conservation and protection carried out by the Museum in the Batambal, El Silencio, Finca 6 and Grijalba-2 sites, as well as the joint work with the community.

The film features the storyteller Rodolfo González, the archaeologist Francisco Corrales, the anthropologist Carlos Morales, as well as active members of the communities surrounding the sites and the Boruca indigenous community.

A second Costa Rican film title “Exploring Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica With Waak an Danz," which
explores the different identities of the Caribbean Coast and its inhabitants through art, movement, music and dance, is available on the festival's YouTube channel.

The Costa Rican films 50-minute films were produced by Luis Bruzón and sponsored by the National Museum.

"The documentary presents a modern narrative, very entertaining, highly aesthetic and that catches the attention of the public (of all ages) so that they can travel and learn through the eyes of the person who leads the story" Luis Bruzón, the film producer said.

The documentaries that make up the film were produced during 2020. For this, high-resolution cameras and drones were used, whose flight gives a perspective of the natural beauty that surrounds the chiefdom sites and invites us to enjoy the trip.

The organization in Vienna, Austria has the goal of closing the cultural gap between people through research, workshops, events, social events and development projects.

According to the organizers, the festival seeks to promote cultural diversity, inclusion, interculturality, human rights, as well as raising awareness about different cultural expressions and their values ​​in order to promote cultural interaction in order to bring people closer together and close cultural gaps.

What other film festivals should Costa Rican productions participate in? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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