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20/04/2014

Strange Fruit by Hili Noy and Shimi Asresay, IsraelStrange Fruit by Hili Noy and Shimi Asresay, Israel

MADE in MED short film contest - Finalist

Strange Fruit by Hili Noy and Shimi Asresay, Israel, 2013 Synopsis A father and son's peaceful daily routine is interrupted by an encounter with an unfamiliar boy of a different colour. An allegory of racism as an acquired cultural epidemic,...

05/04/2014

Mohamed Layadi, owner of the Colisée cinema in Marrakech, talks about launching MEDIMAGESMohamed Layadi, owner of the Colisée cinema in Marrakech, talks about launching MEDIMAGES

The film education project seeks to share and discuss insightful films with school children

MEDIMAGES is a film education project created by the MEDIS network, the first film distributors’ network in the South Mediterranean. Its purpose is to share cinema that conveys values and creates dialogue with young audiences in Egypt, Jordan and...

Morocco

31/03/2014

Teachers and film professionals meet with MEDIMAGES in MarrakeshTeachers and film professionals meet with MEDIMAGES in Marrakesh

“Beyond knowledge and understanding, cinema is a means to share experiences”

Secondary school teachers from Marrakesh and its surroundings left a two-day training session last February inspired to compliment the syllabus with class trips to the cinema. On January 31 and February 1, 2014, Michel Condé from the Grignoux...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

20/02/2014

Malek Bensmaïl, Algerian director of La Chine est encore loinMalek Bensmaïl, Algerian director of La Chine est encore loin

"The more we make documentaries, the more powerful the next Algerian fictions will be"

Fifty years after the beginning of the Algerian war of independence, Algerian director Malek Bensmaïl set up his camera in a village in the region of Algeria seen as the “cradle of the revolution”, and asked its inhabitants about their views on...

Algeria

24/12/2013

Talal Derki, Syrian director of Return to HomsTalal Derki, Syrian director of Return to Homs

"We kept the work secret"

Return to Homs is Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki's first feature-length documentary. The documentary made its world premiere during the 26th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam last November. Return to Homs tells the...

Events and Festivals, Syria

22/12/2013

Amir Ramses, Egyptian director of Jews of EgyptAmir Ramses, Egyptian director of Jews of Egypt

"I wanted to shock the viewers by only giving them images that cannot possibly be fiction"

Last December, the audience of the 13th Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival was able to see Egyptian director Amir Ramses' Jews of Egypt. As the title indicates, the documentary is based on interviews of Jews who used to live inEgypt before...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

20/12/2013

Latifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi, Tunisian directors of Boxing with HerLatifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi, Tunisian directors of Boxing with Her

"These women chose boxing to acquire a place in society, to be seen, to exist"

Tunisian directors Latifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi screened their first documentary Boxing with Her at the 13thBrussels Mediterranean Film Festival last December. The film follows Tunisian women boxers in their daily struggle to defend their...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

18/12/2013

TERRAMED PLUS video-on-demand platform to live on in 2014TERRAMED PLUS video-on-demand platform to live on in 2014

Mediterranean broadcasters with content on the website meet in Beirut to discuss the project's future

Terramed Plus project partners -- ARTE France, COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators), EPTV/Algeria, France Télévisions, RAI/Italy, RTVE/Spain, Skylogic, SNRT/Morocco and Télé-Liban -- met yesterday in Beirut,...

Grant Project Activities, Lebanon

30/11/2013

Marianne Khoury on the 6th Panorama's film education panel and MEDIMAGESMarianne Khoury on the 6th Panorama's film education panel and MEDIMAGES

“Schools will be present to develop this new idea of using film as an educational tool”

Film education has always been a priority for the Panorama of the European Film in Cairo, a festival founded in 2004 by Marianne Khoury, managing partner of Misr International Films. But this year, the festival's Cinema and Education section has...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

26/11/2013

Khalil el Mozayen's Gaza 36mm screens in BeirutKhalil el Mozayen's Gaza 36mm screens in Beirut

"It made me think of Cinema Paradiso," one viewer says of the DOCmed documentary

Despite tension in the city after two recent bombings, on Thursday the Metropolis Empire Sofil in Achrafieh is brimming with festival-goers. Bouchra Chahine, the European Film Festival's organiser from the European Union Delegation to Lebanon, is...

Events and Festivals, Palestine, Lebanon, Euromed Audiovisual News