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Jean Rouch Festival for the first time in Maghreb

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Organized by the IRMC in partnership with Sentiers Massarib and the Tunisian Cinematheque from February 22 to 25, 2024. Jean Rouch Festival – Hors les murs- is held for the very first time in Tunisia. It is worth to note that this edition is held with the support of the ethnographic film committee, comité du film ethnographique.
This international festival aims to promote cultural diversity through the themes of the films screened, the professionalization of young students through workshops, and the discovery of the world of ethnographic film by the Tunisian public.

The Festival offers introductory workshops on documentary and ethnographic writing,as well as on cinematic analyses aimed at pre-selected students, a Masterclass open to the public assisted by Ivan Boccara, on Saturday, february 24th,2024, as well as 7 film screenings followed by debates in the presence of their authors accompanied by scientists and specialists in documentary cinema. The programming tackles various themes related to migration, gender equality and the environment.

The films on the program are:
“Babylone” by Ismaël and Youssef Chebbi, Ala Eddine Slim (Tunisia),
“Las y los minuscules” by Khristine Gillard (Belgium),
“Light upon Light” by Christian Suhr (Egypt, Denmark),
“Pastorales électriques” by Ivan Boccara (Morocco),
“Maman colonelle” by Dieudonné Hamadi (DR Congo) and Tonratun,
the story of Armenia told by the women of Inna Mkhitaryan (Armenia).
This festival is an unprecedented event here in Tunisia and will be held at the cinematheque, city of culture, Tunis. It is an opportunity to engage the youth in the indepth-debates about such Intriguing themes.