A departure from the principles of its founder… What does Algeria need to survive the milk loss crisis?

Melk is still at the top of the Facebook publications and the investigations of various official and unofficial channels in Algeria, after speculating and leaving the rope to the west for traders, and those who hover in their orbit. The president decided to strike with an iron fist. For the entire past month up to this writing, the pamphlets have no “biography” other than the trial of speculators and the sentencing of them to imprisonment, which can reach 12 years. And the financial penalty that may reach more than one billion centimes. We read on the page of the “Algerian Organization for the Defense of Consumers”: “A sentence of 12 years in prison for two persons in the wilaya of Tiaret, and a fine of one billion centimes for the misdeeds of illegal speculation in milk .The judgment will certainly scare many but at the same time some will refrain from trading in certain subjects altogether.According to discussion with retailers, conditional sales are being made on some items and even items are being sold at a price higher than the regulated price of wholesalers sell.The wholesaler in turn blames the factory and the factory complains about the high prices and scarcity of raw materials?!
Traders ask. What if the agents of the trade go in and find that the price is higher? I may be subject to legal action, and may be fired from the store. If the easiest solution, perhaps, is to stay away from the trade in regulated material, to avoid problems. These problems can be found more in rural areas far from the eyes of commerce. In the cities it is difficult to raise the price (copied from the Agriculture and Technology page). As for Ahmed Al Jazairi Belkacem, he said speculators should be gathered in every place in Algeria and condemned by the courts. From the Naqaos court in Batna, a milk distributor was found guilty of 7 years in prison, which went through the Batna court (22 accused of speculation were found guilty of 20 years in prison and 500 million fines). Bousaada Desert Gate (4 traders were imprisoned for 10 years for speculation and monopoly in oil and sugar). simsil. Boukadir. The sparkle in the capital. tide Tizi Ouzou. Mr. Mohamed. All the courts of these cities and regions tried to fight the “corruption” of the speculators. What a cruelty. While there are those who tamper with the fate of entire generations. And the devils of man adorn them with their deeds. We hope they get their share of deterrence. Ahmed Al-Jazaery also started his post by saying: “My uncle wanted to teach them. Zit Aad goes out alone, he and Mr. sunbathing. Milk is back. He wants to buy it. May God bless her forever. O brother, take off and run.”

Carthage Cinema Days

It was a time for those who did not know the history of the Carthage Film Festival and how its founder, Al-Taher Sharia, tried to make it a mecca for African cinema and for the causes of the African -to defend the continent. It was a cultural project dedicated to people’s issues. How it changed from displaying stationary “goods” to focusing on “nudity” on the red carpet. For everyone, they can follow the publication of the author and researcher Mahmoud Zuweikh on his official Facebook page “In a critical vision of Tunisian cinema”, where he wrote the following: “The curtain has come down on the 33rd Carthage Film Festival, then what next? Initially, Al-Taher Sharia founded the JCC to be a tool for struggle and to introduce Africa and Asia, and he wanted it to be distinguished from other film events dependent on carnivals and Hollywood festival rituals. The man was an organic intellectual involved. in the general development movement. He wanted to create a film movement that would be a locomotive for soft power, that would allow Tunisia to emerge internationally with a cultural industry that would reach all countries of the world, and then benefit the country by attracting tourists attract and by spreading a good image of Tunisia in international forums, and among all the intellectuals of the free world. In this context, she was the reason for the creation of the Ouagadougou Festival in Burkina Faso, which established Tunisian cinema and became famous for it in the depths of sub-Saharan Africa.
But what has changed in the JCC? It deviated from what the founder, Tahir Sharia, wanted. She was attracted to the trend of red carpets and gave way to fantasy. Who is the actress who will be the most beautiful dress and immersed in stars, so that JCC can succeed as if it should invite foreign actors and directors, and we keep an eye on those who excel to attract attention in any way. Even if it requires bare animal! All at the expense of the mission and noble goals. For example, Tahar Shari’a was at all stages of his life during courses and kept his original Tunisian appearance. He was eager to fulfill his traditional attire, from Prince to a Tunisian meal. For the first time in this session, reference is made to the Tunisian dress. But in the form of a cheap folkloric show. “Carthage Cinema Days” is an integrated cultural project for African cinema that reflects the identity of an entire continent that speaks the language of its people and defends their causes. This demonstration is not just to watch, but to form a new mentality that confronts every oppressor. Therefore, it is ironic that one day Reda El-Bahi sought refuge in Morocco, after he was prevented from filming his movie “Shams El Dabaa” in Tunisia, because it condemned the foreign capital that enjoys the favor of this country.
The publication offers a deep, interesting and at the same time sad account of what happened in the days of the Carthago Film Festival and the directors’ imprisonment in the prison of ideologies, far from current youth issues, such as unemployment, poverty, drugs and tenderness. Young people today go straight to the pages of world cinema, without paying attention to the nonsense of Tunisian cinema, which remains locked in subjects that do not go beyond the women’s bathroom, bedrooms, toilets, nightstands, the details of a naked wife’s not. body, the obsession of a gay man, and the scaffolding of an addicted young man.”
As usual in Arab film festivals, the observer forgets the films and the competition, or postpones it after taking the “red carpet”, which has the lion’s share of criticism, after the fashion shows that follow and race in the “reveal” do not remain the sources of creativity, but about the bodies.
And the race was not limited to women only this time and every time. General dissatisfaction with large segments of Tunisian society about the “GCC”, accusing what was shown on the red carpet of all immoral labels, poor organization and lack of social decency.
And here the director Khaled Sassi writes on his official Facebook page a post addressed to the Minister of Culture, Ms. Hayat Katat Al-Qarmazi, “I cannot talk about these photos or criticize any photo, but I want the supervisors of the cultural sector, led by the Minister of Cultural Affairs. The first official on the Carthage Film Festival. I don’t want to talk about the management of the Carthage Film Festival, because it means nothing.”
Sassi continues his publication about how in the past the festival was “respectful and offered beautiful things that we missed, and it began to offer other forms of temptation, especially since the administration relies on special invitations that it offers to beautiful girls. ” There are many invitations addressed to unknown faces and not related to the film sector. From this point of view I wanted to write these lines, and I know very well that the message will reach the Minister, and I am convinced that my voice is heard and followed from various sides.
Why not present the true face of Tunisia and its people, why not present the heritage stock and traditional clothing, and hold a special festival for Tunisia? Why do we want to imitate the West in things that are not ours. Disrespectful dress, is it Tunisian or Western, is it possible to accept special invitations for the girls of the night to enrich the scene?!
An investigation must be opened into these cases, and the most dangerous of this project are the invitations to foreign investors in the film sector. There are things you will discover. Buy and sell and brokers! Counselor Khaled Sassi.
Regarding the chaos of the organization, Omaima Al-Ayari, a media personality at Al-Diwan FM, wrote on her Facebook page (which she stated on the same radio station): “For the first time we give my opinion on the Carthage Film Festival. The one you saw was bribery, poor organization and clearly the world is merciful, you say, a married house. You don’t understand where the dialogues are, or where the photographers are. No, the carpet has no value, and neither the Tunisian artists nor the Arabs gave them their value. Circumstances encouraging service. You see, it was, with all due respect to me, that I didn’t deserve it, and I took it. It is a shame for an ancient festival, how the Carthago Film Festival is at this level, to compare it with other Arab festivals.
Unfortunately a festival without the spirit of Khawda Khawdah. God is often the richest, the most courageous, because I know our abilities, and the poor are serious with what he has, but what is the minimum? We hope that it will be a successful session with the films shown, and we hope that the organizers will catch up at the end. (You will not be deceived by reconciliation and fascination)!
We read on the page of Adel Shawish, “The Carthage Film Days”, a festival to which the popular proverb applies: “Al-Mubadal, Mechito, miss them both.” Nor has he preserved his first message, for which he was sent as a targeted and dedicated southern film festival. Nor is it transformed into a commercial show festival like the Moroccan Marrakesh Festival, the Egyptian El Gouna Festival or the Emirati Dubai. There is no quality or attribute. According to some masks on the faces and disguise. It might become a “Halloween” celebration in Morocco. Indeed, after all the performances, which do not represent the idea of ​​the first establishment of a demonstration of the size of the Carthago Film Festival, as the founder intended. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the organizers of the protest must reconsider the message and content of this international film event, after the insults of Tunisia and the criticism of those who offended it.

Writer from Algeria

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