‘Doc a Tunis’ festival kicks off, to run 5-9/4

The 11th edition of the Doc a’ Tunis film festival started on Wednesday on the theme of ‘Humans and Hope’ and will run through April 9. The festival is held at 4ème Art and the Institut Francais de Tunisie (IFT) in the capital as well as other cities, such as Sidi Bouzid, Kairouan, Biserta and Gabes.

Organized by the Ness El Fen association, the festival offers a selection of the best recent films from 10 countries in a documentary style that have not been screened in Tunisia and master classes that enable the public to meet with the directors, workshops and debates. Guest of honor at this year’s edition is the French academic Michel Onfray, founder of the Université Populaire de Caen.

On Friday, April 7, IFT will screen ‘The Challenge’ by the Italian Yuri Ancarani, a mix between cinema and video art on the subject of falconry in wealthy Gulf nations.

Shot in the Qatari desert amid opulence and rough nature, the film focuses on a sport that dates back almost a thousand years and received an award at the 69th Locarno Festival.


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