In the middle of a historic and transcendental day where the popular and the cinematographic are combined, the community of the San Agustín de Caracas parish, the National Autonomous Center of Cinematography (CNAC) and the Villa del Cine, come together to pay tribute to life and the work of the master Román Chalbaud, who turns 10 this October 90.
Carlos Aizpurúa, president of the CNAC, reported that this film series on Chalbaud's work, inexorably linked to the historical struggle of the communities that make up the San Agustín Parish, begins on Monday, October 11 and runs until Saturday, October 16 for some of the most emblematic spaces of this community and that includes the Alameda Cinema Hall and the well-known Afinque de Marín square.
These structures recovered by the community for the cultural development of its inhabitants, represents the ideal setting to alternate the projection of films in closed environments and from open spaces. The Alameda room is one of the greatest achievements of the joint rescue and maintenance of spaces for the community.
Reinaldo Mijares, coordinator of the Alameda room, together with the organization 100% San Agustín Guaguancó, the Coordinadora La Calle es de los Niños and the Fundación Grupo Madera, are also part of the initiative to recognize Román Chalbaud.
It is a retrospective show through five of his main works, which go through all the stages of his creative process, showing the multiplicity of his themes, his aesthetics, the way of telling his stories, solidarity with the dispossessed and the eternal debate between good and evil.
Caín Adolescente (1959, The fish that smokes (1977), Carmen the one who counted 16 years (1978) La Oveja Negra (1987) and La planta Insolente 2017, is offered to the public and especially to the families of the San Agustín Parish, as a tribute to the career of maestro Román Chalbaud in his 90 years of life.
Román Chalbaud's cinematographic debut "Caín Adolescente", which premiered in the second half of the XNUMXth century and is set between the neighborhoods of La Charneta and Hornos de Cal, has since linked social themes to the work of this director, an icon of the national cinematography with the inhabitants of San Agustín and their experiences.