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Jean-Pierre Filiu, Bruno Boudjelal, Hafedh Makni
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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2020 )
Episode
19
No upcoming broadcast (for now).
Jean-Pierre Filiu, Bruno Boudjelal, Hafedh Makni
Duration
26 min
Jean-Pierre Filiu, Bruno Boudjelal, Hafedh Makni

Social distancing, reduced audience capacity, gel... The New Year concert in Tunis was able to go ahead in public by respecting a very strict health protocol. From the Tunisian capital, Hafedh Makni, conductor of the Carthage Symphony Orchestra, recounts the emotion expressed by classical music-lovers as they listened to the "Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss II. He also talks about future concerts with his musicians, hard hit by the health crisis.
What should we retain of this decade of incredible upheavals in the Arab world? Volume 2 of the series "Araborama", entitled "Il Était une Fois... Les Révolutions Arabes" (Once Upon A Time... The Arab Revolutions), published by Seuil, looks back at the groundswell in 2011 that turned into a tidal wave known as the "Arab Spring". In this collective work, Jean-Pierre Filiu, historian and professor at Sciences Po, has penned the texts for the comic strip "La Casa del Mouradia: songs of the revolutionaries". Inspired by the popular Spanish series "La Casa de Papel" ("Money Heist" in English), this hymn, born in the football stadiums of Algeria, became emblematic of the 2019 government protests.
"Mon Ami n'est pas d'Ici" (My Friend Isn't From here) brings together young photographers from Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Egypt. This exhibition, held at the Tourcoing Arab World Institute (France) from 13 February to 16 May 2021, includes work by Abdo Shanan, Hana Gamal and Lola Khalfa. Its curator, Bruno Boudjelal, a photographer himself, seeks to question the presence of populations originally from Sub-Saharan Africa in the countries of North Africa, whether permanently settled or as passing migrants. The majority of the exhibits are being displayed for the first time in France as part of the Africa 2020 season.
# As seen by Slimane: focus on the merry Coptic Christmas. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Jean-Pierre Filiu, historian and professor at Sciences Po; Bruno Boudjelal, photographer and exhibition curator; Hafedh Makni, conductor of the Carthage Symphony Orchestra (from Tunis); Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.
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