Friday , December 15 2017

Fes to host the 12th edition of International Festival of Amazigh Culture

International Festival of Amazigh Culture

The international festival of Amazigh Culture is one of the most prominent events in Morooco which brings together all the multicultural aspect of Amazigh Culture from all the regions in Morocco and North Africa. The 12th edition this year, of this festival, is hosted by Fès-Saiss Association, South North Center, and Spirit of Fès Foundation. With such a rich culture & the never ending spirit to showcase, it is a guarantee that this event will be a great success.

Event Programs

Friday, July 15th
17: 00: Registration
17: 30 : Opening of the Forum and Festival
10: 00: Tribute to the honorable researchers Dr. Bahija Simou (Director of the Royal Archives, and Professor Jilali Saib (Mohamed V University at Rabat)
18: 30: Keynote Speech: “Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Democracy in Morocco”
Abdallah Saaf (Ex-Minister of National Education)
18: 50: Reception and Expositions Tour

Musical evening
21 :30 – 23:30 Place Bab Makina
Saturday, July 16th

9:00 – 12:00
Room 2
Parallel Session: WRITING WORKSHOP
Led by Jean-Marie Simon (Stories Igniter and writer, France)

9: 00 – 9: 30
Room 1
Keynote Speech: “The Art of Co-existence: Motivation and Obstacles”
Ahmed Assid (President of the Amazigh Observatory for Human Rights and Liberties, Rabat)
9:30 – 10:50
First session: Amazigh, Mediterranean Civilization and Living Together
Moderator: Fatima Sadiqi
-Zaki Abu Al-Halawa (Journalist Alqods, Palestine)
-Alberto Tonini (University of Florence)
-Dadoua Hadriya-Nebia (teacher-researcher, CRASC, Oran, Algeria)
-Moha Ennaji (International Institute of Languages and Cultures, Fez)
10: 50 – 11: 20 Debate
11:20 – 11:50
Keynote Speech: Diversity and Conflict in the Mediterranean Region
Barbara & Saad Eddin Ibrahim (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Moderator: Moha Ennaji
11:50 – 12:05 coffee break

Room 1
12:05 – 13:05
Second session: Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Education
Moderator: El Houssain Elmoujahid
-Meryam Demnati (Amazigh Observatory for Human Rights and Freedoms, Rabat)
-Keith Martin (Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco in the United States)
-Issa Aït Belize (Moroccan-Belgian Writer, Brussels)
13:05 – 13: 35 Debate
13:35 – 14:00 Tribute to three emblematic media figures in the Fès-Meknès Region:
Mohamed Bouhlal, Kaddour Fettoumi and Mustapha Zahiri
15:30 – 16:50
Room 1
Third session: Literature, Migration and Artistic Creation
Moderator: Ahmed Assid
-Alfonso de Toro (University of Leipzig, Germany)
-Juliane Tauchnitz (University of Leipzig, Germany)
-Mohamed Nedali (Moroccan Writer)
-Enza Palamara (Professor at the University of Paris, France)
16:50 – 17:20 Debate
17:20 – 17:35 Coffee break
17:35 – 19:35

Room 2
Parallel Session: Painting Workshop
Led by Khadija Madani Alaoui (University of Fez)

Room 1
Fourth Session: Amazigh, Islam, and Living Together
Moderator: Alfonso de Toro
-Anna Maria Di Tolla (Oriental University in Naples, Italy)
-Abdelkader Ben Hammadi (University of Oran II, Algeria)
-Maati kabbal (Arab World Institute, Paris)
18:35 – 19: 05 Debate
19: 05 – 20: 15 Film projection: Ornaments of The Art and The Sacred
Led by: Jean-Claude Cintas (France)

Musical evening
21 :30 – 23:30 : Place Bab Makina
– BADR SULTAN (Morocco)
Sunday, July 17th
9:00 – 11:00
Room 2
Parallel Session: TALES WORKSHOP
Led by Khadija Hassala (Professor at the University of Fez)

Room 1
9:00- 10:00
Fifth session: Fight against Violence and Conflict Resolution
Moderator: Keith Martin
-Mohamed Taifi (University of Virginia, USA)
-Giovanna Gianturco (Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy)
-Fatima Sadiqi (International Institute for Languages and Cultures, Fez)
10: 00 – 10:30 Debate
10: 30 – 11:00
Keynote Speech: The Impact of the Syrian Revolution on the Mediterranean Region
Sherifa Zuhur (University of California at Berkley, USA)
Moderator: Saad Eddin Ibrahim
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:35
Sixth Session: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Maghreb
Moderator: Moha Souag
-Bououd Ahmed (University Hassan, Casablanca)
-Belkacem Boumedini (University of Mustapha STAMBOULI. Mascara, Algeria)
-Khadija Arfaoui (Academic, Tunisia)
-Jean-Marie Simon (stories Igniter and writer, France)

12:35 – 13: 05 Debate
13:05 – 13:35 Reading Poetry: Poets: Saida Khiari, Moha Ziadi, Saida El Kabir, Bassou Oujebbour
Moderator: Mohamed Moubtassime
13:35 Recommendations and Closing17:00 – 20: 00 Guided Tour of the Medina (optional)
Musical evening
21:30 – 23:30: Place Bab Makina

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