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Mina Namous, Nawel Ben Kraïem, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
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Maghreb-Orient Express

( Season 2021 )
Episode
18
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Mina Namous, Nawel Ben Kraïem, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Duration
26 min
Mina Namous, Nawel Ben Kraïem, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige

Christmas Eve in Montreal. Maia and her daughter Alex receive a mysterious parcel sent from Beirut. Inside, an entire correspondence of personal diaries, cassettes and photographs from the 1980s. The author is none other than Maia herself. At the height of the Lebanese civil war, it was her means of communicating with her best friend, who had sought refuge in Paris. "Memory Box", filmed before the explosion in the port of Beirut, by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, echoes the situation in Lebanon in the era of social media with all its immediacy and virtuality. The directors are amongst the artists taking part in "How Will It End?", an exhibition staged at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels.

14 January, no longer the official anniversary of the 2011 revolution in Tunisia, but the date chosen by Nawel Ben Kraïem to release her latest video clip "Lebess" (all's well in Arabic). #MOE is able to share the exclusive first extracts from the album "Délivrance", a tribute to the spirit of resilience in the Mediterranean region. Filmed at the Arab World Institute, the video was directed by Hafsia Herzi. The lyrics by Nawel Ben Kraïem can also be read in "J'Abrite un Secret" (published by Bruno Doucey), her first anthology of poetry.

"It's a story of Algiers, a love story. One that comes, rises, getting under your skin and into your blood, your tears. A story of the perfume you put on your wrist, the scent you can't help inhaling constantly, all day long. A story of a window on the street, of neighbours who know nothing but suspect everything, of night porters, regrets and remorse, a story of everything. A story of love. Between us, between Algiers and me." A few years after the entries posted on her blog "Jeune Vie Algéroise", Mina Namous offers us an opportunity to hear the heartbeat of the Algerian capital through the story of a young woman of today. Her first novel "Amour, Extérieur Nuit" has been published by Dalva.

#As seen by Slimane: the Obelisk, Place de la Concorde, Paris. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests : Mina Namous, novelist; Nawel Ben Kraïem, singer-songwriter; Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, film-makers and artists; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.
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