Jeroen van der Zalm

Literary awards Casa de las Américas: impulse for neglected genres

February 2008 -

The Casa de las Américas Research Centre for Literature wants to express with its prizes mainly literary-artistic appreciation for books by Latin American authors.

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Peru's Indian population films inside stories

January 2008 -

The Proyecto Amauta works from the Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas in Cusco and stimulates skills with audio-visual resources in the region.

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Colegio del Cuerpo: Viable alternative for talented Colombian dancers

January 2008 -

Young dancers from Colombia don't have to go abroad anymore in order to develop themselves professionally. Now there's an integral and long-term training course available, which occupies itself with their mental development as well.

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Youth broadcasting company in Lima wants to reach all of Peru

january 2008 -

No Apto Para Adultos – Not Suitable for Adults has good prospects in a country where more than forty percent of the population is younger than nineteen. NAPA, which is still operating regionally, wants to become therefore a broadcasting company for all Peruvians.

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Villa de Cine: Venezuelan government as film producer

December 2007 -

With government investments of more than thirteen million dollars, the Villa del Cine film complex that opened in Venezuela in 2006 is intended to significantly stimulate the local and Caribbean film industry.

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Tasty food, policy and durability

December 2007 -

"Gastronomy is the cultural expression of a basic need. It plays an irreplaceable part in development processes," says Manual Izaguirre Sotomayor, head of the Tourist Observatory of the University of San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru.

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MARACA keeps Central American youth away from street gangs

November 2007 -

The success of dance project Huellas proves that art can definitely offer an alternative for violence and poverty.

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"Cultural exchange stretches artistic boundaries"

November 2007 -

Three Latin-American theatre makers discuss cultural policies, the position of independent theatre in their countries and the significance of artistic exchange in the area.

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Surinam Jazz Festival promotes music education

November 2007 -

"Music education is one of the pillars of the cultural development of each and every individual", says festival director Jan van Charante.

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"Lack of government support is an advantage for Peruvian film makers."

October 2007 -

Film maker Josué Méndez (Peru, 1976) introduced his internationally acclaimed Días de Santiago in 2004 with support from the Hubert Bals Fund. The footage for his second film, Dioses, is currently being edited.

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