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met with the Rio de Janeiro Mayor’s Office to discuss future cooperation in business, law and film as a follow up to a visit by International Affairs Deputy Director Bettina Gardner in December 2015. Also, Atlanta City Hall and Centennial Olympic Park were illuminated in the colors of the Brazilian flag marking the 100 days until the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and throughout the Opening Ceremony. Fernanda Lunchine of the Atlanta World Affairs Council was elected Chair of the Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Sister Cities Committee and will lead efforts with Atlanta’s Brazilian sister city.

To continue cooperation in film and entertainment, the Atlanta-Rio Sister Cities Committee hosted the Brazil Cine Fest to celebrate the three Brazilian films screening at the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival. Chief of Protocol Taylor Woodruff joined Rise Up & Care Founder and Georgia Tech Professor Kirk Bowman as well as film critic Jennifer Brett to discuss the Brazilian films as well as Atlanta’s sister city relationship with Rio de Janeiro and how the two cities can further cooperation as leaders in the film and entertainment industry.