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The National Film Board of Canada will soon have a presence on Cuban state television.

The NFB says nine of its films — Spanish versions of documentaries, animated shorts, and one drama — are included in the deal.

The NFB says this is its first television licence with a Cuban broadcaster.

The deal coincides with Canada's participation as a guest country of honour at the Havana International Book Fair, which runs Feb. 9-19.

The films will screen in a theatre on the site of the book fair in addition to being broadcast on TV.

Mon oncle Antoine

Mon oncle Antoine, Claude Jutra's sweeping portrait of village life in 1940s Quebec, is one of the films screening on Cuban state TV (National Film Board of Canada)

The nine films are:

  • Bone Wind Fire, directed by Jill Sharpe (2011)
  • Flamenco at 5:15, directed by Cynthia Scott (1983)
  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (2010)
  • Molly in Springtime, directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon (2009)
  • Mon oncle Antoine, directed by Claude Jutra (1971)
  • My Village in Nunavik, directed by Bobby Kenuajuak (1999)
  • Poppety in the Fall, directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux (2012)
  • River of Life, directed by Werner Walcher (2007)
  • Rose & Violet, directed by Claude Grosch and Luc Otter (2011)