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Meet The Founder Of Le Chien Qui Aboie, Sébastien Coral
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Meet The Founder Of Le Chien Qui Aboie, Sébastien Coral

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Updated: 3 January 2017
Sebastien Coral is one of the founders and head of communications of this actively engaged Franco-Spanish film association, El Perro Que Ladra / Le Chien Qui Aboie (The Barking Dog). Le Chien Qui Aboie was established in 2008 by four key founders, with the aim of promoting Latin American independent films in Europe; this young and creative team is paving the way to creating a positive perspective of Latin America, far from the cliches of this bustling culture.

The Culture Trip: How would you describe your project, Le Chien Qui Aboie?

Sebastien Coral: A group of filmmakers, cinema lovers and audiovisual professionals promoting Latin American cinematography in Europe for the past seven years. Based in Paris and Barcelona, we are always looking forward to revealing new talents and singular movies.

TCT: What is the most unusual request you’ve had?

SC: People know very well who we are, so we’ve never received unusual requests, except maybe for a liquor and alcohol trader who thought people were more interested in getting drunk rather than appreciating a good film. We always try to organize cocktails and parties for our special events, such as our Colombian Film Festival.

TCT: What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the business?

SC: Well… I don’t know if we can talk about ‘independent film promotion’ as a business, but the expression to “keep going” is not original at all. Although, I do agree with the idea of hard work and patience but most importantly, I’d say that quick and wise strategic decisions are a must.

TCT: What’s next?

SC: To grow stronger and expand our activities to Eastern Europe!

TCT: What is the last movie you would watch?

SC: I haven’t discovered it yet.

TCT: What is your dream project?

SC: We dream of launching a real Latin-American Film Festival in Paris and Europe, sustainable in time and far from all the clichés associated with our culture.

Breakfast or dinner? Dinner

Short films or Feature films? Feature films

Audiard or Almodóvar? BOTH! The best from France with the best of Spain

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Latin America or Europe (for travel)? Latin America

Gabriel García Márquez or Isabel Allende? García Márquez