Film Tuesdays in Sevilla
Fotograma de la película 'Tabou'
In 1998, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Autonomous Government of Andalusia decided to create a forum that, based on the principles of peace, dialogue and tolerance, would promote meetings between Mediterranean people and cultures. Other individuals and institutions committed to dialogue and peace joined this initiative afterwards.
On 8th March 1999 the Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo Foundation was set up in the city of Sevilla. The unique and to a certain extent exceptional features, of this Foundation make it a reference for tolerance and progress.
This foundation starts up the 'Film Tuesdays' programme where we see African films through Cinenómada, a programme created by Al Tarab, organiser of the African Film Festival of Córdoba (FCAT) and sponsored by Casa África to disseminate the African cinematographies in Spain and Latin America.
Casa África sponsors Cinenómada because it has the same objective as Al-Tarab of making African cinema visible to as many Spanish audiences as possible and of brining Africa closer to Spain.
Cinenómada makes available to various entities a large selection of films from past editions of the FCAT, subtitled in Spanish, which is to date the only offering of this dimension and genre that exists in Spain and that guarantees African producers an income, which although modest, is often the only one they receive.
It targets associations, municipalities, regional governments, universities, cultural centers, film libraries, museums and any type of organization or institution that is interested in promoting African cinema. Cinenómada distributes films throughout the year that would otherwise remain only in specialized festivals.
Cinenómada's Film Fund has more than 450 productions that are totally subtitled in Spanish and makes them available to non-profit making organisations to organise African film cycles, raising awareness of the neighbouring continent in a different way and contributing to strengthening the cinematographic industry in the countries of origin.
So as to celebrate Women's Day and the many events that are undertaken internationally, the Tres Culturas Foundation returns another year to take part in them and incorporates the cycle 'Stories of Women' within its 'Film Tuesdays' programme where the following films will be shown each Tuesday from the 6th to 27th March 2012. Cinenómada provides the tapes for Tuesday 13th and 20th.
Cielo, de Deepa Mehta (Canadá, 2008) 106 min.
Tabou, de Meriem Riveill (Túnez, 2010) 15 min.
La vida (El icha) de Walid Tayaa; (Túnez, 2010) 17 min.
Khouya (Mi hermano) de Yanis Koussim (Argelia, Francia, 2010) 16 min.
Le voyage à Alger (El viaje a Argel/Journey to Algiers) de Abdelkrim Bahloul (Albania, Francia, 2009) 97min.
Miradas desveladas (documental) de Alba Sotorra Clua (España, 2008) 52 min.
Recibe nuestro boletín electrónico semanal con las actividades y noticias de Casa África.
The document approved today responds to the mandate issued by the institution's Governing Council to Casa África's new Director General
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Canary Islands and Town Council of Las Palmas GC support the strengthening of economic diplomacy and the role of the Canary Islands as a meeting point with Africa
Picture of the presentation yesterday at the Cabildo of Tenerife
Casa África's Secretary General, Arianne Hernandez attended the presentation ceremony held yesterday at the Cabildo of Tenerife. The new connection from the island of Tenerife will strengthen the route Binter opened in October 2013, with flights from Gran Canaria. The flight from Tenerife will operate on Wednesdays, departing from Tenerife North Airport at 16:15 hours.
Picture of the meeting held yesterday at Casa África.
Chaired by the City's Mayor, Juan José Cardona, and the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, José Miguel Bravo de Laguna, it was also attended by the Government Minister in the Canary Islands, María del Carmen Hernández Bento and the Casa África's Director General, Luis Padrón.