By Dialogo September 22, 2009 “Liberators,” presented in San Sebastián, is a collection of eight TV movies that will be broadcast next year on Televisión Española (TVE) in order to introduce the public to the ideas and actions of the most significant figures of the struggle for independence in Latin America. The names of José Martí (Cuba), José Gervasio Artigas (Uruguay), Joaquim José da Silva “Tiradientes” (Brazil), Moreno and Mina (Mexico), José de San Martín (Argentina), Bernardo O’Higgins (Chile), Túpac Amaru (Peru), and Simón Bolivar (Venezuela) are those that form the collection. As producer José Mª Morales (Wanda Films) explained at the Festival of San Sebastián, “Liberators” aims “to go into the more human aspects of these individuals and transmit their liberating ideology, which went beyond the search for independence and pursued the liberation of humanity as such.” Two of the chapters in the collection have already been filmed, one of them the one dedicated to José Martí, directed by the Cuban Fernando Pérez, responsible for titles like “Madagascar” (1994), “La vida es silbar” [Life Is to Whistle] (1998), and “Suite Habana” [Havana Suite] (2002), and concentrating on the young Martí, “the one who didn’t yet know what he was going to represent in the history of America and who was already uniting all the conflicts of present-day Cuba,” according to Morales. The other chapter that is ready is the one centered on the figure of the Argentine José de San Martín, directed by Tristán Bauer, responsible for “Iluminados por el fuego” [Blessed by Fire] (2005), and Leandro Ipiña, who concentrate on the period in San Martín’s biography most dominated by warfare, especially the battle to cross the Andes. Next to be filmed will be the TV movie dedicated to Artigas, directed by César Charlone, a habitual collaborator of Fernando Meirelles, who expects Spanish actor Rodolfo Sancho to play the part of Aníbal Larra, charged with a mission to try to assassinate Artigas. Rodolfo Sancho is the son of Sancho Garcia, also an actor, who is one of the principal supporters of this initiative through his production company, Lusa Films, and is responsible for the idea of showing through “Liberators” the idea of fraternity existing among the peoples of Latin America and their free relationship with the rest of the world, based on the literature that exists about these men, the legends that have come to surround their figures, and even their personal writings. Filmmakers like the Mexican Arturo Ripstein and the Brazilian Marcelo Gomes are also going to collaborate on the collection.
Tokyo: Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semifinals in Tokyo on Friday. Sindhu lost to Yamaguchi 18-21 15-21 in a 50-minute women’s singles quarterfinal match. This was Sindhu’s second defeat at the hands of Yamaguchi, who had beaten the Indian in the final of the Indonesian Open last week. However, in men’s singles, Sai Praneeth recorded an easy win over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto to reach the semifinals. His 21-12 21-15 win over Sugiarto fetched him a clash against top-seeded Japanese Kento Momota in the semifinals. Sindhu was leading 12-7 in the first game but she squandered the advantage as her reigning Asian champion opponent clawed her way back to level the scores at 14-14. From there on, Sindhu lost momentum allowing Yamaguchi to surge ahead to 18-15 and then to 20-16. Sindhu won two consecutive points to narrow the gap to 18-20 but could not stop her opponent from bagging the next point and the first game.Also Read | PV Sindhu becomes first woman to co-pilot Made-In-India Tejas at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru In the second game, both were locked 6-6 initially but from there on, it was Yamaguchi all the way as she raced to 13-7 and then to 16-10. Sindhu recovered a bit by winning two consecutive points but in no time, the Japanese had five match points and she wrapped up the tie without much hassle.Sai Praneeth, in contrast, hardly broke a sweat as he just took 36 minutes to clinch up against the match. The unseeded Indian led almost all through the first game leaving the former world championships bronze-medallist Indonesian to play the catch-up game. The second game was a bit closer but Sai Praneeth kept the lead from the start. Not more than four points separated the two for the most part but the Indian reeled off three consecutive points from 18-15 to win the match. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. PV Sindhu lost in the final of the Indonesian Open to Akane Yamaguchi.Sindhu suffered her second consecutive loss to Yamaguchi.B Sai Praneeth advanced to the next round.