The screening of a film marks the start of the Tunisian cultural festival

*Official opening of the five-day event on Thursday

The activities of the Tunisian Festival in Katara-the cultural village began on Wednesday afternoon with the first screening of the film ‘Ghadwa’ (Tomorrow), which brought together a large number of Tunisian expatriates in Qatar as well as other Arab communities. Katara’s managing director, Professor Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, will officially open the cultural festival on Thursday. It runs until March 20. In addition to the screening of the film, it will offer a musical evening, exhibitions, a literary evening, a fashion show, etc. , a craft exhibition and a poetry recital session to be held in Creativity Square. The festival will end on March 20 with a Tunisian fashion show, accompanied by a school choir. The closing ceremony will take place at the Opera Katara. Meanwhile, a panel discussion on ‘Ghadwa’ has been postponed until Thursday due to the late arrival of Dhafer L’Abidine, the film’s star, director and screenwriter. He will be present at the opening of the festival at 4 p.m. Thursday. The film tells the story of Habib, a human rights lawyer, who hoped for the first spark of the January 14, 2011 revolution. He also played a role in sparking it, through his advocacy , freedom and its demand for transitional justice, Katara said in a press release. The film was screened for the first time at the Opera Theater of the Cité de la Culture, in Tunis, a month ago, and it won an award at the 43rd edition of the Cairo Film Festival.

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