President Maduro greets men and women of the film industry on its day

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, greeted the men and women of the country’s film industry this Friday on the occasion of National Film Day:

On National Film Day, we salute the family of the big screen, men and women who promote our national identity, values ​​and cultural diversity. Keep creating cinema of the highest quality. You have my support!”, expressed the head of state through his account on the Twitter social network.

Venezuelan cinema dates back to the end of the 19th century. The first films made in the country were released on January 28, 1897 at the Baralt Theater in Maracaibo, Zulia state, where the short films “A famous specialist pulling teeth at the Gran Hotel Europa” and “Girls bathing in the Maracaibo lagoon” were screened.

In that entity, with the inauguration of the 16th Manuel Trujillo Durán National Short Film Festival, will be celebrated the 125 years of cinema in Venezuela this Friday, January 28.