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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2020 )
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Leïla Bahsaïn, Sarra El Abed, Christian Faure
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Leïla Bahsaïn, Sarra El Abed, Christian Faure

After being broadcast by France 2, the film "Les Sandales Blanches" (The White Sandals) opened the Vues d'Afrique international film festival in Canada. Its director, Christian Faure, recounts the true story of the "diva of the inner-city suburbs", played by Amel Bent. The 158 other films from this 2021 crop can be watched free of charge via the website, until 18 April 2021. Access is even available for international viewers.

Heated arguments about a cigarette and a perm. In "Y'a pas d'heure pour les femmes" (Ain't No Time For Women), Sarra El Abed captured the conversations of Tunisian women in a hairdressing salon during the 2019 presidential election. A film set in an enclosed feminine world, selected for the prestigious Hot Docs festival in Toronto. Available to watch until 9 May 2021 on, throughout Canada.

When she loses her job in an advertising agency, Dija is offered an opportunity to join a social integration company, working in the kitchen. Here she meets Véronique, a nurse suffering from burnout; Jean, who's painfully shy; Gérald, an ex-con taking one day at a time; Johnny-Bryan, an altruist opposed to the very idea of work... Under the optimistic supervision of the chef Achour, this little group of broken souls gradually learns to make their peace with life and rediscover its flavour. "La Théorie des Aubergines" (The Theory of Aubergines), written by Leïla Bahsaïn and published by Albin Michel, offers a recipe for happiness in difficult times. Perhaps we have to touch the bottom in order to bounce back?

#As seen by Slimane: Ramadan and marketing. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Leïla Bahsaïn, writer; Sarra El Abed, documentary film-maker; Christian Faure, director; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.