New step in the MedLiHer project: Filmmakers and photographers meeting in Paris

©Fahed Abdallah/Lebanon
The dance of the sailor in the coffee shop, Lebanon

Using audiovisual as a vector in the promotion of Mediterranean Living heritage is the ambition of the Egyptian, Lebanese and Jordanian filmmakers and photographers, who will gather within the framework of the Medliher project.

The project, co-funded by the European Union and UNESCO, has indeed a strong regional component devoted to the visibility of intangible cultural heritage of the partner countries. It is in this light that a documentary film and photographic exhibition will be made honoring the heritage of the governorates of Damietta in Egypt, Madaba in Jordan and Lebanon Zajal poetry. Those various elements of cultural heritage are at the heart of the inventory work undertaken as part of Phase III of the project.

The meeting in August aims at:

Developing a common vision of the film project between the coordinator/regional director and the national directors and photographers,

Formulating key messages that are going to be broadcasted through the film;

Defining a methodology taking into account the spirit of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: its context, deadlines, budget, target audience; and

Elaborating a work plan defining the roles of each participant and the technical issues to be addressed.
The work of filmmakers and photographers will help to raise public awareness at the international level, as well as that of concerned countries on the importance of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in today’s world. The film will be screened and photographs exhibited at the Maison des Cultures du Monde in Paris. Furthermore, it is currently envisaged that the documentary will also be broadcasted by local television stations in participating countries.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 27.08.2012 08:00 local time
End 30.08.2012 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Responsible CLT
Focal point Schnuttgen, Susanne
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 1, rue Miollis
Room Room XVI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Arabic
Estimated number of participants
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