Tunis Events Calendar: Week of September 9–15, 2019

A detail of a mural in the La Goulette neighborhood of Tunis, April 24, 2019. Photo by George Gale.

Every Monday, Meshkal compiles a calendar of political, cultural, and economic events taking place in Tunis for the week. No events included appear to require an entry fee except for the short film screenings on Tuesday at CinéMadart. Some events are announced during the week and so may not be included at the time the events calendar is published.

Monday, September 9:

20:45 – Live screening of the third day of presidential debates, hosted by “Munathara”. French and English interpretation provided. RSVP is required. Email: media@munathara.com. Location: 11 Bis Impasse Casablanca par, Avenue Fattouma Bourgiba, La Soukra 2036

Tuesday, September 10:

19:30 – Film screening “qsayer wa t7ayer” showing five short Tunisian films. There is an entry fee of 7 Dinars. Location: CinéMadart

Wednesday, September 11:

8:30 – The Tunisian Institute of Elected Officials, in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy, is hosting a full-day study session for candidates running in the upcoming legislative elections. The training day will clarify electoral rules, campaign finance rules, litigation related to election issues etc. Location: Hotel Dar el Marsa.

Thursday, September 12:

10:00 – Lecture on the topic of “Why is the ‘Everywhere War’ Mostly in the Middle East” by Jacob Mundy, Associate Professor at Colgate University in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. Location: CEMAT, 25 Rue Fatma Ennechi, Menzah 5

18:00 – Opening of an art exhibit entitled “our faces,” featuring the work of Nidhal Chamekh. Location: Selma Feriani Gallery, 8 Place Sidi Hassine, Sidi Bou Said

Friday, Septebmer 13:

9:00 to 16:00 – A daylong event of debates and presentations in celebration of the “International Day of Democracy”, hosted by International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). State officials and prominent NGOs working on politics are scheduled to participate. Location: Tunis Arena convention center, Lac 1

Saturday, September 14:

00:01 – Day of media silence for election campaigning, mandated by theHigh Independent Election Authority (ISIE by its French acronym).

Sunday, September 15:

8:00? – Presidential elections. The High Independent Election Authority (ISIE) has not specified on its website the hours at which polling stations will open and close.