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Festival Suizo 2024 in Peru

Saturday 6 April will see the 4th edition of the Festival Suizo in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, organised by the Swiss Embassy in Peru and the Swiss Cultural Fund.


This event aims to strengthen the bonds of friendship between these two mountainous countries, and is being organized as part of the 140th anniversary of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Peru. The mountains, symbolic bridges between Switzerland and Peru, are at the heart of the festival.


The programme includes presentations of sports and tourism initiatives, Swiss cooperation projects, companies and associations, gastronomic stands, children’s shows and cultural projects. SMArt will be present with an exhibition of photographic works by Peruvian artists who have benefited from a residency in Switzerland as part of the programme : Alejandra Orosco, Alejandro Leon Cannock, Sharon Castellanos, Camila Rodrigo, Liz Tasa, Victor Zea as well as Niels Ackermann (CH).




"Into the nature" at the Green Film Festival

On Thursday 10 April, the FDDM and its director Eric Nanchen will be guests at the Green Film Festival. On this occasion, we will be presenting the short film « Votre Cercle de Vie » in the presence of its director Yannick Barillon. The film reveals the day-to-day activities of 14-year-old Laurent on the family farm in Château-d’Oex. The mission of Laurent and his family is to show how it is possible, through farming and contact with animals, to reconnect with nature.


The short film is part of the « Into the Nature » initiative, a special project of the SMArt Programme that ties in with the programme’s aim of raising awareness through art. The aim is to appeal particularly to young audiences, raising awareness of the importance of nature and its essential role for humanity. Four videos have been produced, featuring inspiring portraits and initiatives in Switzerland and abroad.


« Your Circle of Life » will be followed by the excellent film « Naïs au pays des loups », not to be missed!


CinéSion – Rue des Cèdres 10, 1950 Sion
Thursday 10 April 6pm