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Within the ALBA Film Series in Berlin, the documentary tour of Ecuador is released: ‘The Royal Tour’

The Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, introduced the screening of the film

November 23rd, 2016
Iñaqui Gonzalez, Berlin Global
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The documentary, Ecuador - The Royal Tour, made by American producer, Peter Greenberg, was screened in the German capital on November 9th and was well received by the public. The projection falls within the framework of the film series of embassies of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which took place between October 19th and November 16th in Berlin.

During this the Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, participated with a keynote speech. In his speech the Ambassador of Ecuador in Germany, Dr. Diego Morejon-Pazmiño, thanked the hospitality of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Ambassador Morejón-Pazmiño stressed that the Ecuadorian chocolate that was delivered to the attendees, along with a bracelet with the legend ‘All you need is Ecuador’, is linked to the scenes of the documentary which touch upon the Cocoa Route.

The Royal Tour is a groundbreaking series of television specials, produced and hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and CBS News Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg. Ecuador: The Royal Tour is the seventh in a series of specials with heads of state, including the King of Jordan, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Prime Minister of Israel, and the presidents of Mexico and Peru. No government head of state has any prior right of review or editorial control of the content, and everything shown on these special programs is accessible to the audience.

In this latest edition, Greenberg received a royal tour from the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. For an entire week, Mr. Correa became the ultimate guide, showcasing the visual gems that his country has to offer. They took four camera crews along as they swam with piranha in the Amazon rainforest, went whale watching off the coast of Manta, shopped like a local in a rural town in the Andes Mountains, returned to the President’s hometown of Guayaquil and the school he attended, visited a cacao farm in Cacao, and went diving with sharks in the Galápagos Islands.

The ALBA Film Series concluded on November 16th with the Cuban film, El Benny. Prior to this they also screened the Venezuelan film, El Manzano Azul, the Bolivian film, The Andes do not believe in God, and Nicaragua film, Lubaraun.

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