The 29th edition of the Carthage Film Days opened on Saturday night in the Culture city Opera, in a festive atmosphere.
The ceremony of the Carthage Film Festival was organised for the first time in the Culture City, with attendance of Tunisian, Arab and African film stars, several political and media personalities in addition to representatives of diplomatic missions in Tunisia.
This year, the one-week Carthage Film Festival presents more than 200 films from 47 countries in different categories, produced in 2017 and 2018, including 54 Arab films and 15 films in preview at the Arab and African scale in celebration of the best of Arab and African cinema.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the opening of the Carthage Film Days at the culture city on Saturday that “the triumph of culture is a setback to terrorism, violence and extremism.”
“The message launched by this new edition of Carthage Film Days is that culture will triumph,” he said in a statement to the press.
“We wanted to show that Tunisia continues to live,” he added, emphasizing that “Tunisia combats terrorism through tight security measures and also through culture.”