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Under the supervision of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and in cooperation with the concerned departments of the Ministry of Defense, the military institution, in the presence of the Director General of the National Center for Cinema and Image, Mr. Noman Hamrouni, secured today, Wednesday, February 08, 2023, for the first time, the transfer of a part of the film archive of about a thousand original (negative) tapes from the archive treasury in Gammarth to the headquarters of the National Library House. These film boxes are the oldest among the contents of the treasury and date back to the period between 1956 and 1965.
Within the framework of her participation in the activities of the Conference of Ministers Responsible for Cultural Affairs in the Arab World, which was hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, December 07, 2022 in the capital, Riyadh, the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Al-Qarmazi, met with her counterpart, the Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, and this meeting dealt with a number of axes aimed at enhancing joint cooperation in the cultural and creative fields and introducing a number of projects to be implemented in the future. In particular, they discussed the project to establish the International Center for Old Calligraphy "Iqraa", the Tunisian-Saudi Fund for Cinematic Film Production, Exchange of Experiences and Training, and the Regional Center for Underwater Heritage in Mahdia.
The importance of investing in the rich historical joint between Tunisia and Turkey to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of heritage, digital cultural economy, cultural and creative industries, cinema, music and other artistic and creative forms, and the implementation of model projects in 2023, these are the most prominent themes raised during the meeting of the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Qarmazi on Monday, November 28, 2022, with His Excellency the Ambassador of Turkey, Mr. Caglar Fihri Şakylarb, and in the presence of a number of officials at the Ministry.
On the sidelines of the 18th session of the Francophone Summit held on the island of Djerba, the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Qarmazi, met with the Minister of Youth and Culture of the Republic of Djibouti, Dr. Hbo Moamen Assaoui, and her accompanying delegation on Sunday, November 20, 2022, to discuss ways to expand cooperation between the two countries in the creative fields; to put forward a number of practical proposals to advance the pattern of cultural exchange; and to consider the possibility of identifying common directions for the next stage.
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.