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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2021 )
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Cheb Tarik, Mehdi Debbrah, Mounia Akl, Marine Vlahovic
26 min
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After Paris-Marseille, Paris-Venice, Paris-San Sebastian and Paris-Copenhagen, Mehdi Debbrah has set himself a new walking challenge: Paris-Algiers. Having left the Paris region on 5 May 2022, the walker, known on Instagram by his pseudo @debbraahworld, wants to arrive by the end of the summer in Algiers, where his grandfather lives. Mehdi decided on this epic journey as a means of paying tribute to his father and to raise funds for the NGO Life.

"Elli Ghir" by Lili Boniche, "Ya Rayah" by Rachid Taha, "Ghir el Baroud" by Cheikha Rimitti, "Baïda mon Amour" by Cheb Hasni, "Yamina" by Cheb Khaled... are amongst the one hundred titles that together make up the compilation "L'Algérie en Chansons" (Algeria in Song), released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Algerian independence. Cheb Tarik also features, with the hit "Chebka Ya l'Algérie" so dear to football fans. An opportunity to look back at the treasures and diversity of raï, that DJ Snake revealed to the world during a global tour. Cheb Tarik completes an album featuring cover versions of classic francophone songs.

Mounia Akl's film "Costa Brava Lebanon" nearly didn't exist at all. Filming, with Nadine Labaki and Saleh Bakri, began only a few weeks after the explosion in the port of Beirut. The action takes place in a Lebanon of the near future: a family living peacefully far from the chaos and pollution of the Lebanese capital. But everything changes the day a supposedly environmentally-friendly rubbish dump is created nearby.

In her sound documentary "Le Souffle de Beyrouth" (The Breath of Beirut), Marine Vlahovic follows the history of Lebanon through the story of Rana Reid, a sound designer and director who records the sounds of the Lebanese capital.

#As seen by Slimane: the Pillars of Hercules. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Cheb Tarik, singer-songwriter; Mehdi Debbrah, walker, fund-raiser for the NGO Life (from Italy); Mounia Akl, director; Marine Vlahovic, director; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.