COVID-19: KLF launches call for “Culture Solidaire” projects

The Kamel Lazaar Foundation (KLF) has announced on its Facebook page the launch of the call for projects “Culture Solidaire” in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs within the framework of the “Fonds Relance Culture”, an initiative to support artistic creation and dissemination in times of crisis linked to Covid19. KLF wishes to register, as a matter of urgency, artistic creation, all disciplines included in such a manner as to support artists to create in the current circumstances, taking into account the shortage of raw materials. KLF voices willingness…

Minister of Culture Appoints Specialist in Creative Industries and Cultural Start-ups

New Minister of Culture, Shiraz Latiri, has appointed a new advisor in her cabinet: Ahmed Amine Azzouzi. He is in charge of the major issue of the economy of culture, cultural and creative industries. Azzouzi will also be in charge of monitoring the file of Startups active in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Ahmed Amine Azzouzi has conducted several studies on the Creative and Cultural Industry, especially for Startups since the classic business model does not apply with this type of company. TunisianMonitorOnline

ISESCO pledges $200,000 for coronavirus vaccine development

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has pledged $200,000 for the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, the organization’s Director-General Salim Al-Malik said. According to him, the organization set such an award to prevent the spread of coronavirus as soon as possible. The ISESCO urged all states, international organizations, and civil society institutions to tackle the virus. The new coronavirus outbreak was first recorded in late December 2019 in Wuhan, the most populous city in Central China.  TunisianMonitorOnline

“Éloge de l’ombre”, Exhibition of Artist Safouane Ben Slama, his Premiere in La Boîte for Contemporary Art in Tunis

In spring 2018, Safouane Ben Slama travelled through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Exploring the vast expanses and endless horizons of the Moroccan desert and the Tunisian seaside, he has also travelled the streets of Algiers to meet the people of the city. ” Éloge de l’ombre” is a careful observation of the light. Often changing, at sunset, the sky takes a central place in Safouane Ben Slama’s exhibition. But the foreground is often the direct environment, whether natural or urban, where the effects of this ongoing transformation are perceptible. The…

First edition of Red Sea International Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival announced Monday the programme details, competition lineup and industry initiatives of its first edition at a press conference held in Al-Balad Historic Jeddah, Bait Qabil. Set to take place March 12-21 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival will shed light on local talent as well as bringing a diverse selection of films to Saudi Arabia. Festival Director Mahmoud Sabbagh and Artistic Director Hussain Currimbhoy announced a total of 107 features and shorts that will screen in the Festival. The selection contains 16…

Red Sea International Film Festival to open with World Premiere of Saudi feature film “Shams al-Maaref”

he Red Sea International Film Festival will open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 12, 2020, with the world premiere of the Saudi feature film “Shams al-Maaref” (The Book of Sun)”, directed by the Godus Brothers. The film will also compete in the Festival’s IN COMPETITION category. Directed by Faris Godus, produced and starring his brother Suhaib, “Shams al-Maaref” (The Book of Sun) captures the spirit of a generation whose lives were transformed by the internet. Set in 2010, high school senior Husam (Baraa Alem) finds himself drawn into the world of video…

Saharan Ksours officially inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage tentative list

The Saharan Ksours heritage site in southern Tunisia has been officially inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) tentative list of Tangible Cultural Heritage, the official page of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs reports. The candidacy file was submitted last January 10 by Tunisia’s Ambassador Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ghazi Ghrairi. Experts and officials from the National Heritage Institute (INP) had prepared the file in record time, according to the same source. This new inscription provided the opportunity to bolster the steps made by Tunisia in…

ISESCO: 32 million children do not go to school in African countries

Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Salem bin Muhammad al-Malik, announced the organization’s commitment to provide support and proposals to member states in terms of tools and approaches, in order to achieve the fourth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals, related to ensuring quality, equitable and inclusive education for all, especially Through its partnership with the Education Relief Foundation. ISESCO considers the Foundation’s approach an opportunity to unleash the energies of millions of girls and boys in order to secure a prosperous, fair and resilient future…

40th ISESCO Executive Council starts Wednesday in Abu Dhabi

The works of the 40th Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Executive Council will begin on Wednesday (January 29, 2020) in Abu Dhabi. This session is of great importance, during which the Council has the powers of the General Conference, the highest authority representing the 54 member states in supervising the work of the organization and its public policies. Director-General of ISESCO Salem bin Muhammad Al-Malik said that it is a pivotal session in the history of the organization, where its new vision will be presented to member states…

Future Lab Tunisia to build premises in Ibn Khaldoun middle school in Manouba

Credit goes to Facebook Page Future Lab Tunisia Future Lab Tunisia of the Kamel Lazaar Foundation has laid on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the foundation stone for the construction of premises in Ibn Khadoun middle school in Boustile neighbourhood in Manouba. This initiative which is specially dedicated to anchoring the educational and cultural project in its school environment and in the neighbourhood where it has been operating for more than two years is part of the  Tunisian-German project led by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation and the Zukunftslabor in Bremen with…