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Ciné-Shabab: Bringing cinematographic visions of Young Tunisians on air

Learning to express yourself through cinema can be challenging when you are young– but being broadcasted on national TV may still sound like a dream come true, and that’s what Ciné-Shabab is all about!

During this project, 16 young Tunisians from different regions of the country were given the chance of a professional coaching to produce a total of 10 short films and interviews, which in turn will be broadcasted episodically on national TV. In addition, the individual episodes are also available online (https://www.ftcc.tn/cine-shabab/).

On December 19, 2020, the time had finally come, and the first short film aired on TELVAZ TV together with a short interview with the director of the film and young professionals from the industry.

The overall aim of the program is not only to amplify and disseminate the voices and views of young people, but also to encourage other young people to do the same through practical tips on filmmaking.

Starting in January 2020, Ciné-Shabab has been implemented by the Fédération Tunisienne des Ciné-Clubs (FTCC, www.ftcc.tn) and is part of the EU and German Federal Office funded regional project Shabab-Live (www.shabablive.com), implemented by DW Akademie, the Tunisian organization Al Kahtt ((www.alkhatt.org) and the Lebanese organization Al-Jana (www.al-jana.org), which supports projects in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan.