High level opening of Europalia Brazil

Type: NEWS   Référence: 80145   Durée: 00:03:20   Première transmission: 04/10/2011  Lieu: Commission, Bozar, Brussels
Fin de production: 04/10/2011
Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Since 1969, Europalia has organised some twenty-two festivals. Each has turned the spotlight on one culture in a comprehensive programme of music, fine arts, photography, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, design, fashion and gastronomy. For its 23rd festival, Europalia takes you to Brazil ! Modern and forward-looking, this country has managed to draw upon its origins and the mosaic of its peoples. An entire world blends together in this country : from the heirs of European settlers to the Amazon Indians, from the Afro-Brazilians – descendants of slaves – to immigrants from Japan, Lebanon, Italy, China, Germany… Rythms, colours, shapes… heritage and contemporary art : in more than 200 venues in Belgium and abroad, join us to discover Brazil and its mix of identities and cultures.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 General View (3 shots) 00:00:20
00:00:25 Soundbite by José Manuel BARROSO, EC President (in ENGLSIH): "Brazil is a cultural volcano constantly absorbing influences from outside whilst reaching out to leave a very impressive mark on others and indeed, this period well expressed in a phrase from a great Brazilian poet, indeed also a diplomat; it shows that it is possible to combine poetry and diplomacy, Vinícius de Morais who said: "Life is art of meeting, of encounters". On the name of the EC, on my own behalf I wish the best success to this splendid festival Europalia -Brazil". 00:00:54
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00:01:24 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council (in ENGLISH): "Ladies and gentlemen, Europe and Brazil have a lot in common. We share a part of our past, we also partially share common religious roots; both of us are multicultural societies and yet at the same time, we discover unity in this diversity. There is a Brazilian identity just as there is a European identity throughout different expressions and different sensitivities". 00:00:37
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00:02:05 Soundbite by Dilma ROUSSEFF, President of Brazil (In PORTUGUESE) 00:00:49
00:02:54 Cutaway and general view (5 shots) 00:00:26
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