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The Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Garmazi, announced on Wednesday, November 02, 2022, the launch of the cultural programming for the year of celebrating the centenary of cinema in the Republic of Tunisia, in the presence of a group of Tunisian filmmakers, a number of guests of the activities of the 33rd edition of Carthage Film Days, lovers of the seventh art and its actors, and a group of intellectuals and media professionals. Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Garmazi pointed out the keenness of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to further radiate cinema in Tunisia, develop its mechanisms and support its makers and professionals by developing a work strategy aimed primarily at overcoming difficulties and obstacles in order to achieve more brilliance and creativity and create a fully fledged film industry to make this art, as well as its great creative and aesthetic value, an engine of development and the advancement of the national economy.
Within the framework of this meeting, the UNESCO Office in the Maghreb, in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, is organizing an event that includes a number of workshops and meetings, between 25 and 27 October, the main focus of which is to study the prospects for working on the preservation of world heritage and the creative economy.
The prospects for cooperation in the fields of cinema, heritage, writers and Arabic calligraphy are the focus of a meeting between the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Garmazi, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Tunisia, Mr. Abdelaziz bin Ali Al-Saqer.
Pursuant to an agreement confirmed on 15 May 2020, Tunisia's Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Ministry of Family, Women, Children and the Elderly have signed a joint executive programme agreement.
The Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Qatat Al-Qarmazi, has signed two partnership agreements with the Union of Tunisian Writers and the cultural organisation Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi related to activities to encourage Tunisian writers and the promotion of Tunisian books at national and international levels.
The Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Kattat Al-Qarmazi, has authorised the reopening of the National School of Circus Arts, which was established in the mid-1990s at the National Theatre and later closed.