Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor Translation Award bestowed to Tunisia

The Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor 2018 Translation Award was granted to the French-Arabic translation of Sylvie Patron’s social sciences work “Le Narrateur, Introduction à la théorie narrative” (“Narrator, Introduction to Narrative Theory”). The Arabic translation, entitled “Arraoui, Madkhal Ela Annadharya Assardya,” was published in 2017 by the Tunis Translation Centre. The announcement was made at a meeting of the jury of Ibn Khaldoun – Senghor award of literary and humanities translation from French to Arabic chaired by Tunisian Mohamed Mahjoub, the International Organisation of La Francophonie revealed. The jury met on October…

Tunisia’s innovative “Tfanen” project: Workers tell their stories on stage

Director Taher Alouane gathered over fifteen workers from factories in the industrial zone of Ben Arous for monitoring and integration by lending them a listening ear to their concerns, hopes and aspirations. These workshops, held in the regional Labour Union of Ben Arous, are dedicated to listening and expression which is the starting point for the establishment of a theatrical text and its transformation into a theatrical work presented by the workers and the workers of the various industrial zones are their audience. This work combines, according to artist Taher…

Tunisia’s first contemporary art fair opens

Women in watermark, calligraphic portraits, ceramics with almost lively folds: dozens of Tunisian artists exhibit until Sunday in the heart of Tunis works usually confined to galleries, first attempt to open the market of contemporary art in Tunisia.  “A place like this in Tunisia did not exist,” Sabrine Chaouch, a visual artist exhibiting at the first Journées de l’art contemporain de Carthage (JACC), told AFP. “Having worked for years, and finally getting there, is (…) really a very nice satisfaction,” adds the young artist, very moved to have found a potential…

Tunis Culture City hosts ‘European researchers’ night’

Tunisia will host for the first time the ‘European night of researchers’  on September 28. Since 2005 the European Commission promoted this initiative, which involved each year thousands of researchers and research institutions in all European countries to promote scientific culture and research worldwide. Conferences, scientific labs, educational games, debates with researchers and various activities combining science, art and culture are scheduled during the event. Organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the event will provide the opportunity to the public, in particular high school and university…

Tunisia submits « Beauty and the Dogs » for 2019 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Kaouther Ben Hania’s feature film “Beauty and the Dogs” will represent Tunisia in the 2019 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, announced the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNCI). Under the aegis of the CNCI, the committee that met on Sunday, September 16 has selected this film which “meets the eligibility criteria defined by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “Beauty and the Dogs” was the only Tunisian film in the running for the national short-listing,” adds the same source. The CNCI said the nomination…

Euro-Med forum Thursday in Otranto castle

A workshop will be held  on Thursday in the Aragonese castle of Otranto entitled ‘Reinventing the Mediterranean: dialogue, challenges, and opportunities’. The workshop is part of the 10th edition of the Journalists of the Mediterranean Festival. Organizers say that participants include the ambassador of Morocco, Hassan Abouyoub, of Tunisia, Moez Eddine Sinaoui, and of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Gabriele Checchia, as well as Puglia regional councillor for studies and training Sebastiano Leo. Concluding remarks will be made by Ambassador Enrico Granara, coordinator for multi-lateral affairs of the Euro-Mediterranean area…

“Voices of Semmama” troupe in Belgian international festival “The Unexpected”

The troupe “Voices of Semmama”  takes part in the Belgian capital, Brussels in the festival “the unexpected” with the participation of the 87-year old ambassador of the Semmama Shepherds “Khalti Mbarka”. The Belgian international festival “the unexpected” (August 31- September 2) provided the occasion for the troupe  “Voices of Semmama” to present its show “When mountains sing” Thursday night in the city of Lessines and will close the festival Sunday night in the city of Tournai,  Adnen Helali Director of the troupe told media. “This show tells the resistance of the shepherds…

‘Interference’ to light up Tunis’s Medina 6-9/9

The Medina, the ancient heart of the Tunisian capital, will be filled with lights and colors September 6-9 for the second edition of ‘Interference’, International Light Art Project. The aim is to make these places, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, a work of art and an ideal example of interaction between art and cultural heritage. Dedicated to the art of light, the project offers a journey into the narrow alleys and homes of the Medina through the eyes of contemporary artists from around the world. The darkness…

Pinna –APDPE association celebrates India’s Independence Day by creating pathways for intercultural dialogue

Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. This year in 2018, India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India. This day is, as usual, celebrated by the Indian community in Tunisia. This year the celebration got  a special flavour for Pinna –APDPE association in collaboration with the Indian embassy in Tunisia.…

International Kelibia Amateur Film Festival : Screening of the Parrot 

Directors Darin J. Sallam and Amjad Al-Rasheed’s short film The Parrot will be screend as part of the 33rd International Kelibia Amateur Film Festival (FIFAK) in Tunisia held from 12 to 18 August. The screening will take place at the Open Air Theater on Tuesday, 14 August at 10:00 pm, as part of an honorary tribute to Palestine. Established in 1964, the Festival international du film amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK) is a film festival organized by the Fédération Tunisienne des Cinéastes Amateurs (FTCA). The festival is held with the support of the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and the Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image (CNCI), in collaboration…