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PRESS CONFERENCE AHEAD IMAGINE EURO TOLERANCE FESTIVAL HELD IN BAKU

Baku will host the 2nd IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival on May 2-17.

The festival is timed to the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights which coincided with 10th anniversary of Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan, the EU ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas told a press conference.

At his words, the festival will be held with the participation of the embassies of the EU member states accredited in Azerbaijan, as well as the Embassies of Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, Costa Rica, Israel, Peru, Moldova, Mexico, USA, Argentina in Azerbaijan.

The second IMAGINE festival will feature a dense calendar of events: musical performances, master classes, a theatre exhibition, film screenings, debates and discussions with internationally acclaimed film directors and musicians, who will join the festival.

"We want the IMAGINE European Festival of Tolerance to become a good tradition, so that when they say "IMAGINE" in Baku, everyone imagined that this is a festival," EU ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said.

Musa Akhundov, Park Cinema marketing director, said that the films will be screened at Park Cinema Flame Towers in Baku. Entrance to the films screenings is free.

Addressing the conference, “YARAT” Contemporary Art Space Educational Programs Coordinator Ulviyya Akhundova, ambassador of the embassy of Latvia to the Republic of Azerbaijan Yuris Maklakovs, chargee d`affaires of Peru in Azerbaijan Luis Chang Boldrini spoke of the importance of the Festival.

Notably, the first IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival was held in Baku last October.

A number of well-known film directors, musicians and other artists and performers took part at the festival.

DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival brings a selection of distinguished non-fiction and documentary films from all around the world to Azerbaijani audiences.

The main theme of this first edition’s festival was Testing Reality where various new approaches to social and cultural matters were explored.

Some 20 European documentary films on the theme of tolerance and diversity were presented as part of the festival.

BAKU. 04.05.2018. AzerTAg.


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