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Jury selected for 2019 Carthage Film Days (CFD)

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Tunis, Tunisia, October 26 (Infosplusgabon)  -  Some 15 filmmakers, producers, directors, scriptwriters and actors will constitute the official juries for the 2019 Carthage Film Days in Tunisia scheduled for October 26 to November 2, official sources said on Saturday.


The grand jury will be chaired by the Franco-Senegalese director, Alain Gomis.  Born in 1972 in France, Gomis is considered one of the greatest French directors of African descent.


He holds a master's degree in film studies from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, in 1993.


His films have been selected at the most prestigious international festivals in Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Sundance, and London, among others.


Other members of the jury include Tunisian director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, who won the 2018 CFD Golden Tanit with his film Fatwa-2018; Japanese Fukada Kodji, whose film Fuchi ni tatsua (2016) won the Jury Prize Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival; and Moroccan Meryem Benm'Barek, whose film Sofia, his first feature film, won several awards such as the Taher Cheriaa Prize, TV5 Monde, FACC, Special Mention of the Jury at the CFD and the Best Screenplay Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


The rest include Algerian actor Hassan Kachachach,Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe); and Lebanese Yasmine Khlat.


The documentary jury, chaired by Jérôme Gary (United States), includes the Belgo-Congolese Djia Mambu, Cameroonian Jean-Marie Ten, Tunisian Mohamed Mediouni, and the Egyptian Mohamed Siam.


The jury for the First Work Thaher Cheriaa Prize competition is chaired by Mouhamad Keblawi (Palestine - Sweden) and includes Tunisian Anissa Daoud and Rwandan Joël Karekezi as members.







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