Katara launches today the Tunisian Cultural Festival

Doha: The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, announced the launch of the Tunisian Cultural Festival from today until March 20, as part of a series of cultural festivals aimed at bringing nations and peoples closer together and the construction of bridges of peace between the countries of the world, in the field of human culture.

The festival includes film, cultural, heritage performances, exhibitions and arts. It will open with the premiere of the film “Ghadwa”, followed by a round table with the film’s hero, Tunisian actor Dhafer El Abidine.

The film managed to win the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award when it was presented at the 43rd session of the Cairo International Film Festival. It also received praise from journalists and critics when presented at the first session of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia.

Tunisian Malouf music will also be part of the activities of the Tunisian Cultural Festival. It is one of the types of classical music widespread in the Maghreb, which the countries of North Africa inherited from Andalusia. Each country has left its own mark on this art of great heritage. The festival also includes an exhibition of fine arts, another of crafts and an evening of poetry organized in the square of creativity. The festival ends with a Tunisian fashion show and the Tunisian school choir. The closing ceremony of the festival will take place at the Opera.

Katara had previously signed memorandums of understanding with the Tunisian City of Culture to exchange visits and cooperate and coordinate the launch of joint projects. A delegation from the Tunisian City of Culture participated in the opening of the events accompanying the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021.

Darcy J. Skinner