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Tunisia's 17th Carthage Theatre Days (JTC) kicks off.

TUNIS, Oct 16 (KUNA) -- The 17th Carthage Theatre Days (JTC) ticked off on Friday, October 16-24, with 30 Tunisian plays, 29 Arab shows, including Kuwait's drama "Autocracy Street", and seven plays from each of Africa and Europe. Dancing shows were held in the Habib Bourguiba Street in central Tunis, as Premier Habib Essid and Minister of Culture Latifa Lakhdar attended a ceremony held at the Municipal Theatre. Various showqs were performed, and a host of national and foreign theater figures eulogized leading Tunisian director Izz-Eddin Qanoon who died last March. Meanwhile, head of the 17th JTC, Al-Asaad Al-Jmousi announced that the festival administration had prepared the "Carthage Declaration", a draft bill on providing protection for the creative and artists in areas of conflict. He submitted it to the minister of culture who promised that the government would seriously consider submitting it to the UN to adopt. Talking to KUNA, Kuwaiti director Abdullah Al-Otaibi expressed admiration of the opening ceremony and the "noble Carthage Declaration" for protecting the creative people worldwide, especially in the Arab region which is swept by conflicts. Al-Otaibi, who is also deputy chairman of the Kuwaiti-based Arabian Gulf Theater Group, voiced support to the declaration. He noted that all the actors in Kuwait's Autocracy Street, written by Fatema Al-Amer and directed by Ali Bader, are young people. (end) ksj.msa

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Date:Oct 16, 2015
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