In collaboration with the Government of Macao, China, ICFT organized on October 27, 2019 in Macao a celebration of the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to promote the “free flow of ideas by word and image” as a representation of our shared heritage and memory. The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage aims to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken. It also focuses on acknowledging the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.
The title of the celebration of this year was “Immerse Yourself in the Past through Sound and Image”. The Celebration was organized in several schools, universities and heritage sites which were open to the public. It was composed of three activities: Opening ceremony, Film screening, Academic seminar. During the celebration, we were honored to have Dr. Doudou Diene, key person of the UNESCO Silk Road Programmes and Instrumental of the Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors (UNESCO/UNWTO), as the guest speaker for our Conference “Silk Road, Heritage and Sustainable Tourism”!