Carthage Cinematographic Day will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this year. Indeed, one of the oldest African film festivals created in 1966 by Tahar Cheriaa wanted to see itself as a militant festival aiming to promote African and Pan-Arab cinema.
Since the previous session, the JCC became annual as they used to held every two years.
Wanting to make things in a big way, the festival’s organizing committee opted to hold a press conference during and at the venue of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The press conference will be held May 17, 2016 at 1 pm in the Tunisian pavilion at the international village, Riviera 106. Brahim Letaief will give the outlines of the festival to be held this year from October 28 to November 5, 2016.
This year, the JCC will last one day longer than usual. It is said that this additional day will be devoted to precisely the fiftieth anniversary celebrations.
Some will surely remember the 2015 session despite the murderous attack that claimed the lives of 12 presidential guards during the 4th day of the festival, management had decided to continue the festival which took place in excellent conditions despite curfew that was decreed.
Apart from Roger Waters who had canceled his presence following the attack, all the other invited artists came, including Nabil Ayouch who presented his film ‘Much Loved’. It will be recalled that the controversial film was banned in several Arab countries, including Morocco, Nabil Ayouch’s native land, included in the official selection and won the Jury Prize. ‘Much loved’ had also been presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
See you on May 17, 2016 at the Tunisian Pavilion …