By Sami Zaptia.
Tunis, 2 March 2017:
The French embassies in Libya and Tunisia unite to organize a Libyan cultural festival entitled “For Libya / Min Ajl Libya” on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March. The festival will take place at the French Institute of Tunisia.
The festival will celebrate Libya and its priceless heritage, its unique identity, its rich culture, its artistic creation and its proliferation of civil society initiatives. This joint initiative with the French institutes of Libya and Tunisia ‘‘shows that another Libya is possible’’, organizers report.
Over the two days, rich and diverse events will be organized: Roundtable on heritage and the social sciences, meetings with writers and poets around a literary Café, lectures, an exhibition of paintings, calligraphies and photographs and a contemporary art installation. There will also be an area of Libyan gastronomy, musical interludes, as well as Libyan music (malouf, zoukra, Tuareg and rap) will accompany the festival.
On Friday 10 March, (by invitation only) the two days of cultural festivities will be preceded by half a day dedicated to the Libyan economy.
This event is under the patronage of Jack Lang, former French culture minister and currently president of the Arab World Institute (IMA). He is also organiser of the international conference in Abu Dhabi on heritage in danger.
Guest of honour, Jean-Luc Martinez, head of the Louvre Museum and author of numerous French proposals to protect world heritage, will chair a round table discussion devoted to the ancient heritage of Libya.
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