Cultural diversity

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Le cinéma québécois : "une consécration internationale qui met en lumière l’importance de promouvoir la diversité culturelle"

M. Jean Charest, premier ministre du Québec, et Mme Line Beauchamp, ministre de la Culture et des Communications - Québec, le 1er mars 2004 - 2004/03/01

Mr. Charest and Ms. Beauchamp congratulated Denys Arcand, along with his entire crew, for his film The Barbarian Invasions, which was chosen Best Foreign Film by the American l'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 76th Oscars Ceremony.  They were delighted by the success of Quebec cinema, which, for the Prime Minister, “is gaining extraordinary recognition on the international scene.” Ms. Beauchamp stated, “This international award for Denys Arcand’s film also highlights the importance of promoting cultural diversity so that the broad, rich heritage of national cultural expressions throughout the world may continue to grow.” (Available in French only)