MUMBAI: The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the
The goal of the project is to acquaint American film audiences with the significant achievements of Latin American cinema. The announcement was made at a private reception attended by the Consul Generals of
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The US and Latin American Film Industries share a strong interest in developing culturally-diverse artistic visions to make great movies, and this collection will highlight the significant contributions that Latin American filmmakers have made to the global cinema,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Bob Pisano, President and Chief Operating Officer of the MPAA.
Since 2000, MPAA member companies have co-produced or distributed over 100 local feature films in the Latin American region, including such critically-acclaimed works as BrazilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Oscar-nominee Ã¢â‚¬Å“Carandiru,Ã¢â‚¬Â the Mexican political and romantic drama Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Crime of Father Amaro,Ã¢â‚¬Â and the Argentine drama Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nine Queens.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In all, the collection will contain 60 films Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 20 from each of the three countries. In
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Films provide a window into the cultures of other countries and serve as an excellent complement to traditional forms of academic study,Ã¢â‚¬Â according to Randal Johnson, Director of the Latin American Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Coordinator the project in the U.S, who will be responsible for selection of the recipients of the DVD collection.
This non-profit, educational project is a partnership between the Latin American Regional Office of the Motion Picture Association and the Latin American Institute of the