BRICS leaders press on Chinese traditional seals, each carved with their country names, to start the BRICS Cultural Festival and Photo Exhibition in Xiamen on September 4, 2017. [Xinhua]
Cultural cooperation has been highlighted at this year's BRICS Summit. As a major part of the summit, the BRICS Cultural Festival and Photo Exhibition was launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other BRICS leaders in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, on September 4, 2017.
Designed to enhance multilateral communication under the BRICS framework, more than 30 activities, including performances, exhibitions and film screenings, will be held in Xiamen for free.
Top-tier artists are invited for the cultural festival. From September 15 to 22, more than 200 artists from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will participate. Troupes from each BRICS country will bring their most representative work.
BRICS leaders also watched the trailer for Where Has Time Gone, the first film co-produced by the five countries, which was released in June as the opening film during the 2nd BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu.
The film consists of five short stories, 18 minutes each, done by five directors from each BRICS country. The film is set to open across China in October, and will be screened worldwide.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the photo exhibition with other BRICS leaders in Xiamen on September 4, 2017. [Xinhua]
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