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Ely Dagher, Hrair Sarkissian, Khaled Bouzidi, Rim Temimi
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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2021 )
Episode
11
No upcoming broadcast (for now).
Ely Dagher, Hrair Sarkissian, Khaled Bouzidi, Rim Temimi
Duration
26 min
Ely Dagher, Hrair Sarkissian, Khaled Bouzidi, Rim Temimi

The "Also Known As Africa" (AKAA) contemporary art fair is being held in Paris until 14 November 2021 with headline artists from the African continent and its diasporas showing their latest work imbued with the spirit of the times. Amongst those galleries present who have been able to travel to France: rhizome. One of its founders, Khaled Bouzidi, talks about the two Algerian artists he represents: Adel Bentounsi and Bardi.

Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for his short film "Waves 98", Ely Dagher returned to the Croisette this year to present his first feature length film "Face à la Mer" (The Sea Ahead). Selected for the Directors' Fortnight, it recounts the story of Jana, a young woman who returns to Beirut after a long absence and reconnects with her former life, one that is both familiar and strange. Filmed before the explosion on 4 August 2020, the film resonates with contemporary Lebanon and its current crisis. A film being previewed on 15 November 2021 as part of the Noisy-le-Sec Franco-Arab film festival.

Born in 1973 in Damascus, today based in London, the photographer and artist Hrair Sarkissian reveals what official versions don't always show. One of his most recent projects, "Last Seen", bears witness to the pain of families whose loved ones have disappeared. The exhibition "The Other Side of Silence" can currently be viewed at the Sharjah Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, until 30 January 2022.

Algerian on her father's side, Sicilian on her mother's, Rim Temimi was born in Tunisia. Her first film "Manca Moro" (I miss Tunisia, in old Sicilian), screened at the Carthage Film Festival, follows the director's search for the members of her family, who became dispersed through Italy and France, just after Tunisian independence. A documentary about memory, archives and the heritage of Sicilians from Tunisia. Report by Maurine Mercier.

#As seen by Slimane: the Nile, threatened by pollution and the increasingly strained relationships between the countries along its banks. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Ely Dagher, film director; Hrair Sarkissian, photographer and artist (from London); Khaled Bouzidi, co-founder and director of rhizome; Rim Temimi, film director; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.
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