Makichi, Salim Zerrouki, Kaouther Ben Hania, Benoît Chaumont
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Makichi, Salim Zerrouki, Kaouther Ben Hania, Benoît Chaumont
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Makichi, Salim Zerrouki, Kaouther Ben Hania, Benoît Chaumont

"Ma", "ki", "chi" are three Persian words that mean: we, who, what. Put them together and you have Makichi, the duo formed by Sonia Kelichadi and Farshad Khoshnoud (alias Ash). For their new album "The Rain Stopped", they have taken their inspiration from their personal experiences of being Iranian in Iran and Iranian in France. Between words sung in English and classic poems, Makichi tries to grasp the soul of Iranian music, leading it towards electro music.

After "100% Bled, comment se débarrasser de nous pour un monde meilleur?" (100% hometown, how to get rid of us for a better world?) Salim Zerrouki has just released "Comment réussir sa migration clandestine" (how to succeed your illegal migration), published by Encre de Nuit. The author and illustrator, who trained at the Algiers School of Fine Arts and is today settled in Tunis, uses his scathing, biting and horribly dark sense of humour to denounce the human tragedies taking place in the Mediterranean.

Just two years ago, Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared on television to submit his resignation. Given the fury of the protesters and the pressure from the Algerian army, the departure of the president was seen as inevitable. "C'était écrit, la démission de Bouteflika" (It was written, the resignation of Bouteflika), the documentary by Benoît Chaumont and Karim Rissouli, looks back at this page of contemporary Algerian history. Available to watch on the France Télévisions catchup website.

"L'homme qui a vendu sa peau" (The Man Who Sold his Skin), by the Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, with Yahya Mahayni and Monica Bellucci, is in the running to win best international feature film at the coming Oscars. Whilst awaiting the verdict on 25 April 2021, the film is being screened in Tunis as a world-preview. A report by Maurine Mercier.

#As seen by Slimane: Septimius Severus, the Roman emperor born in Leptis Magna, present-day Libya. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Sonia Kelichadi, Farshad Khoshnoud, members of the musical group Makichi; Salim Zerrouki, author and illustrator (from Tunis); Kaouther Ben Hania, film-director; Benoît Chaumont, journalist and film-director; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.