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The History of Tunisian Cinema from 1897 to the Present Day

     
     
  1897  
     
    Albert Samama Chikly organises the country’s first public screening. [MORE]
     
     
     
  1939  
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

Le Fou de Kairouan (Jean-Andre Creuzi) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1956  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Al-Aahd Al-Jadid (The New Era) (André Bessis[MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Me hamed Kouidi (André Bessis[MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1957  
     
    – The  Société Anonyme Tunisienne de Production d'expansion Cinématographique (S.A.T.P.E.C.), the country’s first importation, production and distribution company, is established. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1962  
     
  2/3 - The Tunisian Federation of ciné-clubs becomes a National Cultural Society after receiving official recognition. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1966  
     
    La Noire de... (1966)
   

 

  11/12 -

The first Carthage Cinematographic Days festival is held. The festival is the brainchild of Tahan Cheriaa, head of the cinema section of the Ministry of Culture and Information. The Senegalese film La Noire de... (Black Girl), directed by Ousmane Sembene, wins the Grand Prix. [MORE] [ADD]

 
     
     
  1969  
     
    – The government monopolises the import and distribution of all foreign films.  [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
   
  1970
   
  18/10 -

Egyptian director Youssef Chahine receives the Grand Prix at the third Days of Carthage Festival in Tunis for the ensemble of his work. His new film, al-Ikhtiyar (The Choice), opened the festival. [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

– The Federation of African Film Directors is founded.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1971  
     
   

Brahim Babais Et demain (And Tomorrow), the countrys first socially aware film, is released.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1974  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

The Ambassadors of Naceur Al Ktari [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Sejnane [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1976  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Soleil des hyènes (The Hyena’s Sun) (Ridha Behi) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1979  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Aziza (Abdellatif Ben Amar) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1982  
     
    Finye (1981)
   

 

  30/10 -

Souleymane Cissé’s Malian film Finyé (The Wind) wins the major prize at the ninth cinema festival at Tunis. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Tunisia 1982: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Dhil al ardh (Shadow of the Earth) (Taieb Louhichi) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1984  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Les Baliseurs Du Desert (Nacer Khemir) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1986  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Rih essed (Man of Ashes) (Nouri Bouzid) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1987  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Bitter Champagne (Ridha Behi) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Camera Arabe (Ferid Boughedir) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Man Of Ashes (Nouri Bouzid) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1989  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Gold Shoes (Nouri Bouzid) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1990  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Asfour Stah (Ferid Boughedir) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Halfaouine (Ferid Boughedir) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

The Lost Collar of the Dove (Nacer Khémir) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Chich Khan (Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Le Collier perdu de la colombe (Nacer Khemir) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1994  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Samt el qusur (Silences of the Palace) (Moufida Tlatli) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2000  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

One Evening in July (Raja Amari) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Les Siestes Grenadines (Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud) [MORE] [ADD]

     

 

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