International symposium on media role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies, reality of violations and challenges of protection, Sudan
Quito, March, 29th, 2017 (SIGNIS ALC). The presidents of Catholic associations of communicators in Latin America and the Caribbean will meet at the end of the week in Quito, Ecuador, in order to reflect, analyze and understand the different realities of the region.
During the meeting, the presidents will also define strategies so that catholic communicators can better address the challenges of today’s societies.
Organized for the first time, this SIGNIS ALC reflection will be made in light of the institutional mandate approved on October 11, 2016, in Asunción, Paraguay.
Prior to this event, the directors and members of the national associations held local meetings to reflect on the reality in each country, so as to share it and put it in context with the reports that will be presented in Quito.
"We began to build this dream together, to build with the members of the association enriching exchange days," says the president of SIGNIS ALC in his letter of motivation.
Premiere of the documentary "LABAKA"
In the framework of this event, entitled "Latin American Day of Dialogue, Reflection and Proposal", the documentary "LABAKA", first of the series "Life for the Amazon", will be screened.
This first documentary offers the testimony and life commitment of the missionary bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico, Monsignor Alejandro Labaka, and of Sister Inés Arango, in defense of the Amazon and the Waorani and Tagaeri - Taromenane peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This documentary short film was produced on the initiative of the Panamanian Ecclesial Network, REPAM, with the coordination of SIGNIS ALC.