Tunisia Australia Project

Nottingham Trent University screening

DocumentaryDJERBA, a multi-heritage island
Date4 July 2023
LocationNewton Building Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University, UK

The Tunisian Embassy in London hosted a compelling event on December 6th, 2023, which launched the documentary “The Medina of Al-Qayrawan: A Multicultural Heritage.”

Dr. Majdi Faleh’s opening remarks provided context to his work on cultural heritage in Tunisia and Australia. The evening commenced with the captivating short film, originally featured at the Dubai Expo 2022, offering a glimpse into the documentary’s exploration of the Medina of Al-Qayrawan.

The 45-minute documentary seamlessly wove together historical narratives celebrating the rich heritage of the Medina of Qayrawan. A dynamic 15-minute Q&A session followed, allowing the audience to engage in thoughtful discussions. The networking session, complemented by the aroma of Tunisian cuisine prepared by the embassy, brought together academics, professionals, and Tunisian community members, fostering cultural exchange and collaboration.

Attendees, representing diverse backgrounds, shared intriguing ideas, from heritage maps for children to the digitization of cultural heritage. Dr. Faleh’s reflections on the impact of climate change on Tunisia and Libya added depth to the discourse. The event, a convergence of minds and of cultural unity, left a lasting impression, proving to be an enriching and rewarding experience for all involved.

This event was prepared by Majdi Faleh