ACP will conduct a national tour of 101 years of the Canal


On the occasion of the celebration of the 101 years of opening of the Panama Canal, over 15 thousand students from different parts of the country will benefit cultural educational activities, and the screening of the film Historias del Canal.

The national tour will begin on Monday, August 3 in Columbus and will last for over a month.

This activity will cover the provinces of Cocle, Herrera, Los Santos, Chiriqui and conclude on September 4 in Veraguas.

The ACP has seen a varied program of visits to schools, public lectures and free screening of the film in theaters in every region cited above.

It is expected that the national tour covering about 59 schools, where students will share educational dynamics with the baseline.

Canal administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, said that “in the Panama Canal always looking for innovative ways to approach his Panamanian Canal, and this tour, which combines education with fun going to the movies, gives us especially opportunity to connect with young people and students from around the country. “

Canal stories

The film Historias del Canal was filmed in different locations in the country and is a Panamanian production directed by five national filmmakers.

The film recounts five key moments in the 100 years of the waterway as: The construction, the Gesta of the Martyrs of January 9, 1964 and the negotiation of the Torrijos-Carter treaties.

It is expected that some 4000 graduate students from across the country participate in the free exhibition in the respective theaters Colon, Penonome, David and James.

Also they reported that the public will be available for 500 thousand free tickets in the accounts of Facebook and Twitter Panama Canal.

Other activities

A school bus will arrive Channel information display with a 3D movie that tells the story, operation and expansion of the waterway.

The tour includes lectures by manager Jorge Luis Quijano, in Penonomé, Chitre, David and James.

Quijano will announce the progress of the Expanded Canal authorities, businessmen, students and the general public.


Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado