Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 11, 2009 14:42 ET

Media Advisory: His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond Extends his Patronage to the 2009 Latin American Film Festival

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - His Excellency Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will extend his patronage, for the second year in a row, to the Latin American Film Festival, and will attend the unveiling of its program. The announcement will be made during a news conference on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at 3 p.m., at the residence of the Ambassador of Brazil, at 400 Wilbrod Street, in Ottawa.

For His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, who is also a filmmaker and writer, this patronage falls within the scope of other Rideau Hall programs, including Art Matters, a public forum for dialogue and reflection on the vital place that the arts and culture hold in society.

The 2009 Latin American Film Festival highlights the importance of film on cultural exchanges and diplomacy. It is a joint initiative of the Canadian Film Institute and the embassies of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The festival will run from March 27 to April 5, at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, in Ottawa.

For more information about the Festival, please contact the Canadian Film Institute at 613-232-6727.

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