GFF 2018: Tunisian participation at El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt in its second edition from September 20 to 28, 2018
While Tunisia is one of the few countries in the field of film production, this is despite the fact that there are great artistical talents, unfortunately, outside the country. El Gouna Film Festival, that is now playing in Egypt and started from September 20 to 28, 2018 at El Gouna tourist resort in Hurghada on the Red Sea coast with important film producers even at the global level.
GFF 2018 is honored by the approval of some distinguished groups of exceptional film personalities and admission to the membership of the International Advisory Committee even before the International Festival. The Tunisian side is Tunisian businessman and film producer Tarak Ben Ammar and Tunisian actress and starring Hend Sabry. In particular, the creative creativity prize will be given to the Tunisian producer Dorra Bouchoucha and the Egyptian director Daoud Abdel Sattar while the third name will be announced in the evening.
Tunisia confirms its attendance at the El Gouna Film Festival this year in the feature narrative film competition "Dear Son", directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, his second film after "Nhebak Hadi", which has won many important prizes. In short films, for short films we find "Sheikh's Watermelon" for Kaouther Ben Hania "The Gift" by Latifa Doghry, 20 minutes long, this may be interested for public to follow its story about one of the most sensitive social issues in the Arab world.
Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar | Tunisia celebrated the World Democracy Day (JID 2018) between September 14 and 15, by launching a debate of "JID - Youth Talk 2018" moderated by Makki Helal
Tunisia is grown up like a baby to breath democracy...
For the third time, Tunisia celebrated the International Day of Democracy, the only gain that Tunisians achieved after the Jasmine Revolution, which began on 14 January 2011 after the overthrow of the dictatorship and tyranny. Today, the entire society is breathing democracy, despite the lack of denial of the existence of cables that limit the application of this term despite its inception.
Although I have been very keen to pursue this democratic process in my country for almost seven years as a young civil society activist, I have had the opportunity to leave the Democratic Day in 2016 and 2018, and I have not been able to do so in 2017 for professional reasons.
Since 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations announced that September 15, is the International Day of Democracy and for a celebration cause to promote and support democratic principles. It is an invitation to all to celebrate this day with the aim of raising awareness about democracy issues. It is also an opportunity to assess the state of democracy around the world.
On the opening day and for the third consecutive year in the Arena space where this event is happening annually. The political aspect of the absence of important Islamic political parties and some other remaining communities, as if they still recognize democracy and freedom and all its wealth, is a clear threat to this transitional path in Tunisia on the post-revolution of the lack of consensus of all, where this was an opportunity to emerge before the world and make their free voices...
On the other hand, I was very happy when I started to enter this beautiful space where the major forums and meetings are hosted, then, when I enter to confirm my required registration before going to the hall, although I was frankly late and missed the opening speech and a few words of the Minister of Local Affairs and Environment Mr Riadh Mouakher, I consider it important, but there there was a strong youth presence, some volunteering for their associations and institutions.
Photos from JID 2018
JID YOUTH TALK moderated by Makki Helal:
From this dialogue, Eman that it emphasizes the good and strong relationship that should be between civil society and the fourth authority as enlightenment rather than excitement. And the fact that she is prohibited in this day because she is running the plan of a municipal consultant and also her role in the civil listener that they have many issues that she wants to advocate, such as the Constitutional Court through the neutrality of the media in it.
Bouraouia Agrebi, speaking about her activities as Defending persons with disabilities, during the World Day of Democracy:
From the other side, Boraouia, is not considered respectively as of the youth category, her cause in democratic form is even more important, but this path encompasses all components of society without distinction or boundaries. She spoke to me about the problems of persons with disabilities at various levels, where she was blamed on the Tunisian media for failing to give priority to the issues they are defending and not respecting the international agreement that Tunisia signed in 2008. She says that this is where the problems first begin in the field of education, for students with disabilities ...
My statement adds that there is a complete absence of the training cycles in this area, although the Tunisian Organization for Persons with Disabilities does this training for journalists, but they do not want to deal with them for reasons that remain open for discussion.
WHAT IS THE "JID 2018" ?
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate the Day International Day of Democracy (JID) on September 15 of each year for the purpose of promote and defend the principles of democracy. Everyone is invited to commemorate this day to increase public awareness of the issues democratic. It is an opportunity to re-examine the state of democracy in the world.
WHY CELEBRATE JID IN TUNISIA?
Since 2011, democratic progress has been undeniable. The spaces of freedom Tunisia has been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, it has adopted a new constitution and organized a series of credible and democratic elections.
At the same time, decentralization is under way and must bring the State closer to citizens to provide them with better local services.
As democracy progresses in Tunisia, disappointment is palpable and frustrations
growing with respect to the transition, which is slow to produce these positive effects, especially on
the socio-economic plan. Disengagement and apathy are knocking on the door while the
legislative and presidential elections in 2019 are looming and that Tunisia is entering a
long process of decentralization.
The challenges to consolidate Tunisian democracy remain numerous. Nevertheless,
democratic gains are real but too often take a back seat. The JID is a
way to celebrate the progress made since 2011 and to celebrate DEMOCRACY together.
JID: WHAT OBJECTIVES?
Promote an open, inclusive and participatory debate on the state of democracy in Tunisia.
- Encourage citizen participation through the implementation of cultural actions,
artistic and educational activities around the themes of democracy.
- Celebrating democracy by bringing together the different components of society
Tunisia around common democratic values.
Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar is talking about democracy in Tunisia on 2014 at Deutsche Welle TV
Announcing the date of the next Carthage Film Festival's 29th edition and the films participating in the official competition
Najib Ayyad's management announced the launch of the 29th edition of Carthage Film Festival for this year, which will take place from November 3 to 10, 2018. In this context, the film sorting film team has completed gathering the participated projects on 15 August a total number of 433 feature films, short films, fiction and documentaries. According to the counting team, 123 long films were collected, including 16 Tunisian films and 310 short films, including 45 short films. And for reference, there are 35 countries participating in this film festival include 16 Arab countries and 21 African countries.
Tunisia in the period of colonialism and crises ..
On July 25th, 2018, Tunisia celebrated the 61st anniversary of the Republic, as it has been every year since the country's independence from France in 1956 at the end of the reign of Mohamed Lamin Bey and the proclamation of the republican regime in 1957. Where Habib Bourbiba assumed the presidency and became the first leader of the Tunisian Republic.
Tunisia's independence from France at that time was never easy for Tunisians after the conflicts it fought with the occupation, which in turn no longer gathered its strength, especially after the end of the Second World War and the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. France therefore promised to grant independence in 1952, After the protests escalated among the citizens to exacerbate unemployment and social crisis, which exacerbated the current situation, the government of Mendes France insisted on the independence of the country and then fully recognize that Tunisia is an independent republic since 1956.
In this period of time, President Habib Bourguiba tried to remove his country from the harsh situation of marginalization, unemployment, corruption and repression of freedoms. He initiated a number of urgent reforms and issued on the margin of speed a magazine dealing with personal conditions that prevent polygamy, And make public education free and compulsory education and other reforms that made him the official president of Tunisia after the election and extends his term to five years.
Despite the passage of these serial events, French colonialism then evacuated its last soldiers in 1963 until Tunisia became a completely independent territory, after diplomatic negotiations ended in favor of Tunisia. However, the situation worsened very much in the early eighties. The protests and demonstrations that took place in the streets of the Republic as a result of the economic and social situation did not change until Habib Burguiba was ousted from power and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali took his place on November 7, 1987 until his escape was the last to Saudi Arabia On January 11, 2011, after the Tunisian people launched the revolution that began in Sidi Bouzid in December 2010 following the burning and suicide of one of the young men of the region called Mohamed Bouazizi, as a result of poverty, marginalization and injustice.
Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution and nothing changed...
Today, we have passed the eight-year mark on the success of the Tunisians in the pressure on former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down from power in an unexpected way that was not expected for the intensity of his dictatorship, but with the strong personality and charisma he had in making them a certain regime during his 23 years of rule. Social and political as well as critics and personally as a young man from the generation of his presidency as a people, The citizen had a purchasing ability to fill his position while shopping and return to his home with what the eyes craped from food, except for his harsh rule of exile in denying important figures outside the borders of the country and torturing those who were in prison, they have been kidnapped by politicians and even women who saw woe ...
My Republic is overwhelmed by crises .. When is the time?
My republic is not able to bear witness to the more severe periods of this period, as if it had been a long time since the escape of the deposed ZABA towards the land of Saudi Arabia. The protests in the entire territory of the Republic have escalated and the people have fallen into a trap. The shops nearby and far away looting and robbery and free burning of property was the best we have to keep them, but happened unless expected whatever the reasons and conditions that our country is living in the desolation is not for our benefit, but for the purposes of the noble as if some of them were not looking mainly for the members of the community of decent living, work, health and so on ...
I have lived these repeated crises from time to time and in my opinion the biggest corruption is from the head of the wick to the womb of wax, which is shared by the two, but the first is the one who must put the points on the characters from the beginning so as not to get things slowly... So when the Tunisian people exceed the threshold of crises ...?
Democracy in Tunisia
The term democracy is a new birth in Tunisia, as I pointed out in an interview with Deutsche Welle in 2014, three years after the Tunisian revolution and the lexicon of "democracy", which is considered by some as the most important of the Tunisian people. Now that I have not spoken to you, I said at that time that democracy in Tunisia is like the infant that grows in its time and is in a hurry ...
Here what I was interviewed about the Revolution in Tunisia and the democracy on Deutsche Welle TV:
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by Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar
On their official Facebook page by the date of April 23rd, 2018, the Carthage Film Festival in its 29th edition announced the opening of registrations to filmmakers to submit their projects before the deadline of next August 15th, 2018. Remembering that this year's season of CFF/ JCC will be started from November 3 to 10, 2018.
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June 22nd in a hotel in Gammarth I was present for a press conference of the International Festival of Carthage that is back in its 53rd session. The festival will be faithful to the choice of its founding fathers and the taste of its audience.
The new session (July 13 - August 19) represents a new opportunity for Tunisian artists to present their productions in various styles in the presence of joyful and beautiful hearts eager for sincere expressions of art.
This session will be divided into three spaces; The Roman Theater, The Carthage Museum, and the Carthage Acropolis. They will organize three workshops in the "Cinevog" for all lovers of the arts of theater, music and cinema. Carthage mornings will be in "Lagora" making these places a geographical and cultural extension of the International Festival of Carthage.
They are determined to achieve the success of this session. They also need to support their basic partner, which is their national media and they will provide the best working conditions for journalists. Their claim is to present a session worthy of the name of Carthage and the reputation of Tunisia.
*Some photos captured by a contributor of mine exclusively by Ghassen!
Mr Mokhtar Rassaa Festival Director reveals the full program at this Live video during a press conference for June 22nd, 2017:
Mr Rassaa is about interacting with journalists by answering on some points for this year's festival session in this interview:
Panoramic view which putting you in the right place of the conference
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Festival de Cannes plans to go live here on Thursday, April 13th.