Frédéric Mitterand, French Minister of Culture and Communication met his South-African counterpart, Mrs Lulama Xingwana South-African Minister of Arts and Culture, on the 16th of May at the Cannes Film festival.

They, for the first time, signed a cinematographic coproduction agreement, which will enable films simultaneously produced by French and South African professionals, to benefit from both countries’ support mechanisms dedicated to cinema.

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A new cooperation programme regarding arts and culture was also signed by the two ministers for the 2010-2012 period. It will allow an exchange of experts in the field of visual arts, plastic arts, cultural inheritance, cultural industries, and digitization.

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These two agreements prove that both ministers, who already met last January, are very eager to develop the cultural relationships between France and South Africa.

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publie le 03/06/2010

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