Municipalities of Penedo and Santos-SP set up a partnership on the Creative Cities Network

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Secretary of Tourism Jair Galvão made a technical visit to the municipality of Santos, in São Paulo, to strengthen Penedo’s candidacy as a Creative City in the cinema category, a cooperation network created by UNESCO.

The representative of Penedo City Hall was received by Selley Storino, secretary of Entrepreneurship, Creative Economy and Tourism of Santos; André Falchi Bueno, director of the Economic Innovation office; Raquel Pellegrini, head of the Santos Film Department; and Ricardo Vasconcellos, representative of the Secretary of Culture of Santos.

During his stay in São Paulo, Jair Galvão also participated in the 5th Santos Tourism and Events Forum, and visited important places such as the Querô Institute, the Santos Culture Secretariat headquarters, the Santos Museum of Image and Sound (MISS ), Teatro Guarani, Cine Arte Posto 4, Bondinho de Santos and the Vilas Criativas Project.

According to Jair Galvão, each place visited will serve as a source of inspiration to bring, in the future, successful experiences to Penedo with regard to cinema and audiovisual.

“The technical visit to the municipality of Santos, the only one so far recognized as a creative city in the cinema category by UNESCO, was very enriching and very productive. Ideas and experiences were exchanged with people who participate directly in the audiovisual field, all in favor of strengthening the partnership and Penedo’s candidacy. I have no doubt that, very soon, we will reap good results”, explained the Setur manager.

The beginning of the partnership between the city halls of Santos and Penedo took place at the opening of the 12th edition of Circuito Penedo de Cinema, an event held between the 14th and 20th of this month.

Mayor Ronaldo Lopes and Raquel Pellegrini, head of the Cinema Department of Santos, signed a mutual cooperation term to strengthen audiovisual production in both municipalities.

The technical mission in Santos marks the beginning of a series of other cooperative activities between the cities, which will be carried out over the next few years.

By Thaciana Lima – journalist and social media Seturec Penedo

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