29th Carthage Film Days open in Tunis

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…

Rambourg Foundation inaugurates Cultural Center of Arts and Crafts in Mount Semmama in Kasserine to counter extremism

Mount Semmama in Kasserine governorate hosted on October 20, 2018, the inauguration ceremony of the Cultural Center for Arts and crafts funded by the Rambourg Foundation with an investment worth one million dinars. The Cultural Center which is meant to be a lever for cultural and economic development in the region of Mount Semmama includes cultural workshops and training in local crafts, as well as sports activities. The Center in fact was built in this region to be a place of hope for locals and young people in Kasserine, Shiran…

DW Akademie launches MEDIA LOVES TECH in Tunis

Digital solutions for viable journalism in Tunisia The MEDIA LOVES TECH Conference started on Monday, October 22, 2018, in Tunis with the participation of world-renowned lecturers at the initiative of  DW Akademie in partnership Al Khatt organization. Being held for the first time in Tunisia, this event is a competition which is seeking to identify the best digital concepts for an innovative and high-quality journalism. The MEDIA LOVES TECH event is a propitious opportunity for the Journalists, startuppers, developers, designers, associations and bodies to take stock of innovative journalism with…

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…