Carthage Film Festival canceled in solidarity with Palestinians

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DUBAI: The Tunisian government on Thursday announced the cancellation of the 34th Carthage Film Festival in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Scheduled to take place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, the festival, which accepts entries only from Arab or African directors, is a major event in the Tunisian cultural calendar.

In a statement, the Culture Ministry said it was cancelling the event, “in solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and considering the critical humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip … following the brutal Zionist aggression.”

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