"A Sahel Ouvert" Festival
Press coverage below
MicrOuvert… Xavier Simonin, directeur artistique du Festival à Sahel ouvert (Faso) de Mboumba, Le Quotidien, 12 février 2020.
Tête d’affiche du Festival à Sahel ouvert : Wasis Diop invite à la révolution humaine, Le Quotidien, 12 février 2020.
As a vehicle for development and peace, culture has an important part to play in the Sahel region which is subject to growing instabilities. Water is a major challenge in this context but it is still not always recognized as such. The Geneva Water Hub is associated with the "A Sahel Ouvert" Festival which is held in Mboumba on the banks of the Senegal River from February 14 to 16 2020 for its 5th edition, in order to collaborate around Art for water and peace. This partnership with the Globe association, the organizer of the festival, aims at promoting artistic messages to heighten awareness and to encourage commitment for the cause of water through music and the cinema. The theme of water and peace will be conveyed by a musical performance of the Symphony for water and peace by the Blue Peace Quintet and by the projection of a short film produced by the youth of the river with the assistance of cinema professionals.
The event brochure is available below.
The press kit is available below.
The press release is available below.