TV5MONDE – Maghreb-Orient Express – Oualid Mouaness, Safaa Fathy, Mathieu Glissant, Fairouz Oudjida

Oualid Mouaness, Safaa Fathy, Mathieu Glissant, Fairouz Oudjida Resident, soldier, writer, doctor-psychiatrist, figure of the anti-colonial struggle, Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) had several lives, from Fort-de-France to Washington, passing through by Russia and Algeria where he is buried. During the Second World War, he enlisted like millions of colonial soldiers in the Free Army, out of loyalty to France and the idea of ​​freedom that it embodies for him. He debates on the fate of the colonized peoples with his contemporaries: Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor and Jean-Paul Sartre. In Algeria, in Blida, he revolutionized the practice of psychiatry by showing how the relations of domination in colonial societies play a role in the development of mental illnesses. His books “Black Skin, White Masks” and “The Damned of the Earth” have not aged a bit. Mathieu Glissant and Audrey Maurion dedicate a documentary to him: “Frantz Fanon, trajectory of a rebel”. June 1982. Israel invades Lebanon again, then in the midst of civil war. The director Oualid Mouaness tells this page of history seen by a child in his film “Lebanon 1982” (in the running for the Oscars 2020). At a school in the suburbs of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam is determined to declare his love to his classmate. At the same time, her teacher (played by Nadine Labaki) tries to hide her anxiety. The film will be released in France on November 24, 2021, after being screened at the Franco-Arab Film Festival in Noisy-le-Sec (France). After a 2020 version revisited in the form of podcasts, the Rencontres d’Averroès returns to the stage of La Criée, in Marseille, around the theme Beliefs and the sacred between Europe and the Mediterranean. Among the participants: the poet, filmmaker and essayist Safaa Fathy, who was program director at the International College of Philosophy (2010-2016). On November 21, 2021, she participated in the round table Believe in freedom? Freedom of thought, conscience, to believe or not to believe, of conversion, of expression … So many subjects which are debated between Europe and the Mediterranean. Are convergences possible? What is negotiable? Are there any limits? In Canada, Fairouz Oudjida is nicknamed the Diva of the desert. The soprano was featured at the 22nd edition of the Festival du monde arabe de Montréal. A meeting at Mont-Royal signed Catherine François. # The eye of Slimane: the National Museum of Beirut. # Atmosphere with the cultural favorites of the guests. Guests: Oualid Mouaness, director of “Lebanon 1982”; Safaa Fathy, poet, filmmaker and essayist; Mathieu Glissant, co-director of “Frantz Fanon, trajectory of a rebel”; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE columnist. Presentation: Mohamed Kaci.

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