Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda is an author and winner at the Avignon Festival, a director, a comedian, and director of the Les Récréâtrales festival in Burkina Faso. He is a "performing arts" sectoral expert for the Africa2020 Season.

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Mohamed Zoghlami

Mohamed Zoghlami is a consultant in business engineering and strategic analysis, passionate about new technologies, animation and comics. Since the Tunisian revolution of 2011, he has worked for the international development of African start-ups. His aim is to celebrate African cultures throughout...

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Franck Médioni

For the centenary of Charlie Parker’s birth, a biography of the musician by Franck Médioni, one of the leading French jazz specialists, will be published by Fayard in February. After writing about Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the journalist travelled to New York to trace the life of Charlie Parker...

Updated on 10/02/2020

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Costa Gavras

An icon of activist cinema and president of the Cinémathèque Française, director Costa-Gavras pushed the boundaries of French cinema and redefined the police thriller genre starting in the 1960s. In April 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Z, his cult-classic film, the Institut Français...

Updated on 30/09/2019

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Christophe Galati

Building on the success of his game Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San (2018), Christophe Galati is the first video game creator to have participated in an art residency at the Kyoto Villa Kujoyama. After five months in Japan, this 24-year-old independent designer has secretly continued working on...

Published on 01/10/2019

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Zyanya Camargo

Zyanya Camargo is 21. As an undergraduate student studying French Language and Modern Literature in Mexico City, she won the Public Speaking Competition on the theme of Women's Rights organized by the Institut français of Latin America in April 2019. In July, she visited Paris to take part in the...

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Pierre Coulibeuf

As a visual artist who plays with interdisciplinarity, Pierre Coulibeuf creates cinematic works where narrative and experimental fiction meet. His next film, Rouge Carpaccio, a free adaptation of a script commissioned from Michel Butor, focuses on Carpaccio's painting and obsession in the city of...

Updated on 07/10/2019

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Hadi Zeidan

Founder of the festival and label Beirut Electro Parade, the producer Hadi Zeidan weaves a musical canvas from his travels between France and Lebanon and a blend of classic records and contemporary electronic sounds. He describes his perspectives on musical creation, the Arab world and the West.

Published on 30/09/2019

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Karine Léger

Karine Léger, head of Airparif, was in Southeast Asia  in early October to take part in a regional cycle of discussion of ideas on the theme: “A liveable and sustainable city”. She revisits the major issues affecting cities today, from Paris to Hanoi.

Updated on 04/11/2019

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Amadou Fall Ba

Cultural producer, founding member of the Africulturban association and director of the Festa2H festival in Senegal, Amadou Fall Ba is one of the sector experts for the Africa2020 Season. He tells us about African urban cultures.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Moly Kane

A screenwriter, director and producer, Moly Kane works to promote African cinema. Having just closed the second edition of the Dakar Court festival in December, the young Senegalese artist is optimistic about the future of African cinema.

Published on 17/01/2020

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Marie Houdin

As part of a choreographic research and video and sound collection project focused on social and traditional dances from the African diaspora and Native American communities and the resilience of peoples, Marie Houdin visited Cuba, Senegal and New Orleans in 2018 and 2019. At the end of January she...

Updated on 22/01/2020

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Jay Pather

Jay Pather is a choreographer, multi-media artist, curator and writer. He is a professor at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Institute for Creative Arts. Curator for the Infecting the City Festival the ICA Live Art Festival in Cape Town, for the Afrovibes Festival in Amsterdam, co...

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Books that console and writing that praises modesty: this is the credo of Jean-Claude Mourlevat, whose L’Enfant Océan (The Pull of the Ocean, 1999) marked his lightning-fast arrival in bookshops – with over a million copies sold – and in schools, where his works figure amongst the classics that...

Updated on 28/01/2020

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Dhriti Gupta

An engineer by profession and a student at the Alliance Française in Chandigarh, Dhriti Gupta is passionate about theatre. The 25-year-old Indian woman won the eloquence competition in Chennai in August 2019 on the theme of inequality. On 17 March, she took part in the "À mots ouverts" eloquence...

Updated on 27/03/2020

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