Yasmina Khadra, Paule Darmon, Leïla Jiqqir (Taxi Kebab), Amrita Sethi
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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2022 )
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Yasmina Khadra, Paule Darmon, Leïla Jiqqir (Taxi Kebab), Amrita Sethi
26 min
Yasmina Khadra, Paule Darmon, Leïla Jiqqir (Taxi Kebab), Amrita Sethi

The memory of the Algerian infantry revived by Yasmina Khadra. In "Les Vertueux" (The Virtuous), the writer takes his inspiration from their exploits in the trenches of the First World War and in Algeria during French colonisation. His book, published in Algeria by Casbah and in France by Mialet-Barrault, is dedicated to his mother "who was unable to either read or write".

Half-way between the Maghreb and France, Taxi Kebab has made its "disoriental spirit" its trademark. The duo Leïla Jiqqir and Romain Henry mix amplified buzuq, synthesizers, drum machines, modulated guitars... In concert in France on 7 and 8 October 2022, and in Switzerland on 29 October.

The scenarist Dora Bessis is ready to do whatever it takes to put together a film on Eli Cohen. In the 1960s, the Egyptian-born Mossad agent infiltrated Syria's highest corridors of power before ending up being hung in Damascus. And, to play the lead role, Dora Bessis has set her heart on Robert De Niro and no-one else. Paule Darmon's book "Robert De Niro, le Mossad et Moi" (Robert De Niro, the Mossad and Me) is published by L'Antilope.

Dubai has become a veritable Eldorado for a new type of artist. Amrita Sethi used to work in banking, until she became one of the best-known names in digital art. Report by Nicolas Keraudren.

#As seen by Slimane: the Lebanese heritage of the architect Osca Niemeyer. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Yasmina Khadra, writer; Paule Darmon, writer; Leïla Jiqqir, musician, member of the duo Taxi Kebab; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.