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The Crisis in the National Culture

july 27th, 2021

Culture is a fundamental right. Protecting and supporting its production, with the greatest possible reach and diversity, are obligations of the Brazilian state. These obligations are stipulated as essential by the Brazilian constitution and are reflected in Brazil's international commitments. In the current scenario, public policies that foster and encourage culture are abandoned, witnessed in the deliberate weakening of institutions such as the National Film Agency (ANCINE), the Palmares Foundation, the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) and Cinemateca. This forms an alarming scenario, with potentially disastrous consequences for the economic and socio-cultural development of the country.

Some questions that the panel seeks to answer are: How can we prevent this scenario from impacting Brazilian cultural production and dissolving the "soft power" capital accumulated over more than half a century of a very successful cultural diplomacy? To what extent does the loss of this capital impact the country's geopolitical pretensions? The wealth of nations in the 21st century is concentrated in intellectual capital. How can we accumulate and retain these assets?

Date:

july 27th, 2021

Location:

Online Event

Time:

6 to 7:30 pm (BRT - Brasilia)

Language:

Portuguese only

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Culture is a fundamental right. Protecting and supporting its production, with the greatest possible reach and diversity, are obligations of the Brazilian state. These obligations are stipulated as essential by the Brazilian constitution and are reflected in Brazil's international commitments. In the current scenario, public policies that foster and encourage culture are abandoned, witnessed in the deliberate weakening of institutions such as the National Film Agency (ANCINE), the Palmares Foundation, the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) and Cinemateca. This forms an alarming scenario, with potentially disastrous consequences for the economic and socio-cultural development of the country.

Some questions that the panel seeks to answer are: How can we prevent this scenario from impacting Brazilian cultural production and dissolving the "soft power" capital accumulated over more than half a century of a very successful cultural diplomacy? To what extent does the loss of this capital impact the country's geopolitical pretensions? The wealth of nations in the 21st century is concentrated in intellectual capital. How can we accumulate and retain these assets?

Opening and Moderation

Marcos Azambuja
Trustee Emeritus

Former Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Evangelina Seiler
Senior Fellow

Former Director of Casa França-Brasil

Participants

Ayres Britto
Jurist, writer and poet

Claudio Lins de Vasconcelos
Lawyer and Professor at PUC-Rio

Zélia Duncan
Singer and Cultural Producer

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