The celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of Macau as a Special Administrative Region, despite the pandemic situation in which some of the countries live, have been held abroad by the International Institute of Macau (IIM).
The English version of this video, with a longer duration due to additional interviews by Florita Alves, Miguel de Senna Fernandes and Joe Liu, presented by the well-known artist Giulio Acconci, was just recently broadcast across Canada on television. The video is focused on cultural, tourist, economic, social, architectural aspects, etc., revealing the state of progress and development of Macau.
The initiative obtained the collaboration of Club Amigu di Macau (Toronto) and the sponsorship of the Macau Foundation. Both videos (Cantonese and English) can now be viewed on IIM digital platforms.
It is recalled that the IIM had recently placed on these platforms a series of twenty videos specifically sent to prepare to celebrate the twenty years of the MSAR. The videos, with an average duration of about 3 minutes each, portray the state of evolution and progress of Macao over the past twenty years and are spread over different themes, as well as the years of Macao SAR, ranging from Heritage to Science, from Education to Creative Industries, through the Environment and Connections to Lusophone Countries.
A collection of around 100 photographs was also inserted in two places, which was to be displayed in various countries by the respective Houses of Macao (Casas de Macau), abroad, as was done in the previous period, during the 10th and 15th Years of Macao SAR. The exhibition can now be visited virtually through the IIM website (www.iimacau.org.mo), since the 20th of August for a period of 12 months.
Following this initiative, the Hong Kong Lusitano Club has promoted on the 23rd of December, in its recently renovated facilities, a celebration program, consisting of a photo exhibition, with access to the respective videos, distribution of commemorative books and gastronomic showcase of Macanese cuisine, co-organized with IIM and sponsored by the Macau Foundation.