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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:34 - Updated Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:27

Minister wants focus on creative industries

Luanda - The minister of Culture, Marida da Piedade de Jesus, stressed last Wednesday in Paris, France, the need for more investment on Creative Industry, as a way of enhancing the Angolan art and guaranteeing the sustenance bases for the workers in this area.

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Culture minister, Maria da Piedade de Jesus.

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A Creative Industry, she explained, can and must be a transforming vehicle for the country, having in view the fact that it provides employment at the communities and guarantees food for families.

According to the minister, that was speaking on the sidelines of the UNESCO's Ministers of Culture Forum, creative workers, agents, entrepreneurs and other players in the cultural world should foster the emergence of a strong creative industry that is capable to boost the Angolan arts market and, with this, contribute more to the country's promotion and development.

Highlighting the cultural product quality made by the Angolan artists, Maria da Piedade de Jeus stressed the fact that the national artists are feeling the tangible results of theirs works and achievements, with the benefits inherent to copyrights.

During her intervention at the Ministers Forum, she announced that the country is currently working on the  Cuito Cuanavale Dossier that will be submitted to UNESCO, in the ambit of its bid to make it recognised as a cultural heritage of humanity.

On the sidelines of the meeting with UNESCO to present the assessment of the first edition of the “Luanda Biennial, a Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace”, the Angolan minister announced the holding in 2020 of the third edition of the National Culture Festival  (FENACULT), in the context of the celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the country’s national independence.

The festival will include a symposium about the national culture, aiming at the update of the national cultural policies.

The ministerial Angolan delegation is comprised by the National Director for Museums, Ziva Domingos, the National Coordinator of the first edition of the Luanda Biennial and Director General of the National Archives of Angola, Alexandra Aparício, Director of the Culture Ministry’s Office for Institutional Communication and Press, Marlene Gomes and other senior cadres of the Ministry of Culture.

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