Category: MAGHREB

News about audiovisuel in MAGHREB Region

Morocco / Closure of Tétouan’s Teatro Español

At the moment Tetouan has two cinemas, the Avenida and the Teatro Español. However very soon the town which is hosting the International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema will only have one. Indeed, the Spanish news agency EFE announced that Teatro Español, built in 1930 and converted into a cinema in the 1950’s, would be closing …

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Tunisia / Opening of new film club “Cinéma du Sud” in Ben Arous

The association Open Art Tunisia has opened a film club “Cinéma du Sud” – a continuation of the tradition of the Ben Arous region in the seventies and the 2000’s. Once a week the club offers locals a chance to see good films with an ambitious programme of screenings. OPEN ART is contributing to the …

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Morocco / Kamal Hachkar’s new documentary “Jérusalem Tinghir, retour au pays natal” in production and looking for funding

After the success of his documentary “Tinghir Jérusalem : les échos du Mellah”, winner of several awards, including Best First Film at the 2013 Tangier National Film Festival, Kamal Hachkar returns to Israel to meet a new generation, born of Jewish-Moroccan parents. Some of these young people are passionately re-discovering their roots. While making his …

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Tunisia / Release of “El Ziara”

Naoufel Saheb-Ettaba’s film “El Ziara” (Black Moon) is a North African co-production which opened in cinemas in February. Made with the financial support of film institutions in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria and with the assistance of the Fonds francophone de production audiovisuelle du Sud, it is a psychological drama about “the search for identity of …

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Tunisia / Theatre release in Tunisia of “El Gort”

“El Gort”, the first feature-length documentary from Tunisian director Hamza Ouni, has won several awards, including the Bronze Tanit in the documentary category at the 25th Carthage Film Festival last December. In February it was released in Tunisian cinemas. The story: “Two young Tunisians try to survive by selling hay. Their workday starts early and …

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Tunisia / Three broadcasters threatened with having equipment confiscated

HAICA (Haute Autorité Indépendante de la Communication Audiovisuelle) issued several formal notices against Tunisian channels accused of broadcasting illegally, though without much success. The radio stations concerned are: “Nour FM”, “Al-Qoraan Al-Karim” and “MFM”, the television stations: “Al-Janoubia”, “Tounesna” and “Zitouna”. Since all these channels refused to comply with the regulations and failed to respect …

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Tunisia / Abdel Rahim Suleiman, ASBU’s new Director General

During the AGM of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in Kuwait, Abdel Rahim Suleiman was elected new Director-General for a term of 4 years, beginning in January 2015. He succeeds Salaheddine Maaoui, who retired on 31st December after an eight year tenure. The new DG used to be ASBU’s technical director and is responsible …

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