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Japan and Hayao Miyazaki at educational film forum in Cuba

Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Japan will be present at the 4th International Educational Film Exhibition (MICE) from May 6-12 in Cuba, with films, anime and the work of the award-winning Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki will be screened.

The event “Ten years with Miyazaki Hayao” will take place at the Animation Studios of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industries (ICAIC), with a four-episode documentary about the relevant filmmaker, from May 7-10, according to the Japanese Embassy in Havana.

Miyazaki is a world-renowned Japanese animation moviemaker, illustrator, businessman, and anime producer with a career that has spanned for five decades.

Together with Isao Takahata, the so-called father of Japanese animation, he founded Studio Ghibli, which is dedicated to films of that genre.

The veteran director won a historic Oscar in 2024 at the age of 83 with his film “The Boy and the Heron” in the Best Animated Film category.

Japan will also present a lecture on anime by Professor Mario Masvidal, at the opening day of MICE, in Havana’s Pabellón Cuba.

The agenda also includes the screening of the 2017 film “Soap Bubbles,” with screenings on May 11, at 5:00 p.m., local time, at the Multicine Infanta in Havana, and on May 12, at 2:00 p.m., local time, at the New Latin American Cinema Foundation.

The 4th International Educational Film Exhibition will cover all 190 movie theaters that operate in Cuba, and its program is based on the school as the most important community cultural centers.

It will feature an exhibition of materials made by children, adolescents and young people, audiovisual training workshops and master classes, among many proposals.

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