- Where: Tunis
When: December 8 – 15, 2010
In The News
- Making Progressive Movies Gripping: ‘Freedom Riders’ Tonight on PBS, Yglesias
- Sundance’s Film Forward announces film slate, November 30, 2010, Variety
- 10 Films Slated for Sundance Institute’s Inaugural Film Forward Initiative, November 29, 2010, indieWIRE
- Sundance Selects 10 Movies for Film Forward Cultural Exchange Initiative, November 29, 2010, The Hollywood Reporter
- Access Pollywood: Pay It “Film” Forward, November 9, 2010, Washington Life Magazine
- Peter Bratt’s film “La Mission” selected by the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward, October 10, 2010, Speak Out
US Embassy in Tunisia
From the beginning of its existence as an independent country, the United States has had strong diplomatic relations with Tunisia. Two years after the U.S. Declaration of Independence, John Adams (who was to become the second President of the United States) noted that “There are other nations with which it is more urgent to conclude treaties ... By this, I mean Morocco and the Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.” This suggestion was taken seriously and, on March 26, 1799, the first agreement of friendship and trade was concluded between Tunisia and the United States.
For the last 2 years, Palmyra Communication has organized with the support of the US Embassy in Tunis a film festival called "Views of America" American Independent Cinema Encounters of Tunis. VOA is an event that has America as a theme through Independent cinema. The goal is to offer movie experiences to the general public at large, Tunisian emerging film makers and students at Tunisia’s Schools of Cinema and audiovisual arts in particular. Showcasing American Independent Cinema is a way to expose the Tunisian public to a different view of America and American society as a diverse and vibrant country. It is also an opportunity to promote through movies values such as dialogue, exchanges, democracy, tolerance, freedom of expression and civil society empowerment.