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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2019 )
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Assia Dib, Nayla de Freige, Ayoub Moumen
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Assia Dib, Nayla de Freige, Ayoub Moumen

Testing limits and going beyond them, inventing new boundaries whatever the cost... Such is the destiny of an artivist who sees art as the last possible form of resistance. Ayoub Moumen, Tunis-born performer and fashion designer, is a member of the Agency of Artists in Exile, in Paris. Originator of the Contamination runway show, for the 2019 Visions d'Exil festival held at the Palais de la Porte Dorée - Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, he is currently preparing his new performance "On Marche sur des OEufs!" (We're walking on eggshells!), a presentation that strips bare life as he is experiencing it.
The writer Mohammed Dib is considered one of the first Algerians to have captured the reality of his people, well before their independence. His photographs from 1946 are published in a re-edition "Tlemcen ou les Lieux de l'Écriture" (Tlemcen or the places of writing), published jointly by Barzakh and Images Plurielles. As we celebrate the centenary of his birth, his daughter, Assia Dib, talks to us about her father's rare and precious archives.
Lebanon has also been deprived of its festivals this summer, not only because of Covid-19 but also the country's economic crisis. As an exception, the Baalbeck International Festival was held on 5 July in a different format. Wissam Charaf, correspondent for TV5MONDE, was present during the rehearsals for the single performance of the show "Le Son de la Résilience" (the sound of resilience), where the musicians were scattered throughout the site's Roman ruins. Nayla de Freige looks back at the event's world-wide success.
#As seen by Slimane. "The Divine Comedy", written in the 14th century by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, could be seen as an allegory for what Lebanon is currently going through. After "Hell" and "Purgatory", Danièle Robert has just completed a new French translation of "Paradise" (published by Actes Sud). #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Assia Dib, daughter of the writer Mohammed Dib; Nayla de Freige, president of the Baalbeck International Festival (from Beirut); Ayoub Moumen, fashion designer and performer; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.