GISEC – The future of Cybersecurity
What is GISEC?
The 7th edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) is a three-day event in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the first ever and largest cybersecurity conference and exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), UAE happening this 1-3 April 2019 and was officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bishr.
GISEC is one of the most significant and highly anticipated gatherings of the year in the region to be attended by an estimated 7,000 professionals rubbing shoulders with more than 12,000 tech gurus and leaders all over the world. This year’s edition will be hosted by leading and top-notch cybersecurity experts and legendary keynote speakers from the tech world both from the government and private sectors. This event will provide immeasurable and priceless information about inventions and technologies that can define the future.
The agenda for the exhibition is primarily directed and partnered by high profile advisory board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Center, SMART Dubai, and Dubai police, and should attract a big number of audience of decision-makers from all over 200 government departments and a huge number of leading enterprises in the Middle East.
GISEC was launched in the year 2013 aiming to be the leading and most innovative cybersecurity in the UAE as well as the MEA regions. Today, as we all know, GISEC is not only the largest cybersecurity show but also the most impactful and more prominent event in terms of scope, aspirations and, diversity of perspective. GISEC is committed to bring you the most original and upcoming cyber technologies in general and will offer businesses the chance to be an important part of an industry-defining moment.
GISEC is jam-packed with information and sessions on the most innovative technologies with the following in mind: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and quantum computing which will provide tools to enhance and upgrade your digitization.
As per Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, “Bringing together the best of the best government leaders, speakers and technology experts will surely ignite your passion for innovation and technology”.
Why is there a need for GISEC?
Considering that our world today is likely very open and receptive to cyber-attacks, threats and hackers. This calls for skilled warriors and this is where cybersecurity measures will play a vital role in protecting and growing a business regardless of the industry.
The mission of GISEC is to bring companies which offer the most game-changing and innovative security solutions for AI, 5G and telecoms, IoT, Blockchain and enterprise cybersecurity altogether. At GISEC, you will experience a global innovation and an exceptional kind of diversity from start-ups in China to a multi-national industry in Europe both showcasing cybersecurity solutions. This will be a platform for tech experts to contribute and work as one to build a strong and powerful and quality networks.
This event will also make us aware that the world is ever-changing and the journey to the digital age has begun. This will be a great venue to learn, teach, share and make new business partnerships.
Not even in your wildest imagination that you will be in an in-depth exploration into the dark web and will include some exciting programs such as live hacks sessions that will uncover controversial and pioneering topics and GISEC will make it possible for you.
What are the highlights of GISEC?
As you get ready for the most significant assembly of tech experts and industries around the globe, there are a number of things that will be highlighted and you should take note on this event;
- A 3-days full of pure learning, sharing and networking;
- The ever-popular secret briefing will a highlight for both the sponsors and participants;
- More than 300 free training and sessions that includes Genius talks, Private, X labs;
- B2B matchmaking programs and networking platforms; which will be a helpful tool to find the right vendor for the product you want to buy;
- The dark stage where you will witness eye-catching live hacks;
- The (ISC)2 trainings and workshops; for those who are considering to progress their careers and be updated of the latest in cyberspace.
Why in the UAE?
Middle East is the hottest AI market in the region and there are several countries in the Gulf but why in the UAE? It is known that the UAE is very open to international cooperation and alliance to fight cyber threats. The UAE is a home for all kinds of infrastructures from start-ups to multi-million industries and to be able to make their businesses grow, it has to be safe and secure from cyber threats. In a business regardless of how small or big it is, the people responsible should be mindful on how to consolidate cybersecurity measures in all aspects of its design and development.
The leaders of the UAE are future-forward thinkers and planners and they always consider the safety and security of foreign investors who would like to do business in their country. They look at possibilities and challenges inside the security landscape especially in strategic and important industries such as education, medical field and finance, and other allocated resources.
To be able to accomplish all these, there is no best way than GISEC. Through the support of very significant partners such as the Dubai Police, Dubai Electronic Security Center and Smart Dubai, and with the expertise of tech professionals, this annual cybersecurity conference will pursue to unravel the complex and complicated web of cybersecurity and will direct businesses to how and where they can boost and upgrade their system and network defenses.
What are the things to know about GISEC and Cybersecurity 2019?
Yearly, most people would jot down predictions on what they think might and can happen and UAE is always ahead of everything, in all aspects including cybersecurity. Each year, GISEC aims to advance in the future and 2019 will not be different after all. Artificial intelligence or robotics and The Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the focal point in this advancement. With all the cyber-crimes and threats that are happening throughout the world, this is a great opportunity and time for security businesses.
Hacking nowadays has become an industry in itself and this becomes a major constraint for industries and organizations to deal with web viruses, malware, or even what we call cyber-warfare attacks against huge enterprises and governments. It can be considered as a dangerous time for companies as cyber threats and attacks are becoming sophisticated as time goes by and if companies can’t keep up, they should at least know how to lessen the damage caused. Cybersecurity is more than just virus protection. This is why GISEC was launched. To keep companies and businesses to be more proactive and share compelling solutions to manage cyber risk and offer high technology solutions.
GISEC, in general, believes that the current security issues and challenges at this time is data privacy and protection. No one is exempted from breaches of privacy and cyber risk due to indiscretion and bad decisions. The main focus on this event is for business to make a stronger move to protect data and GISEC anticipates in bridging the gap to secure consumer data and business enterprise both in actual and online.
The robotics are coming in GISEC 2019. AI is an overused word in the marketing industry today, on the other hand, it is important to know the responsibilities and risks related to AI. Over a few days, vendors and tech professional will help you find the right technology to keep up.
Who exhibits and why?
GISEC 2019 is where you can get information and where security enterprises gather together to attain actual business growth.
The industries must exhibit for distributors, resellers, manufacturers, partners of cybersecurity and IT products and services.
You will not want to miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this year’s GISEC. First and foremost, this event is officially supported by the government and this is the only event where you can find and meet with more than 200 different government departments in one roof.
There will be no other place to find your way in and make your business grow in the Middle East than through GISEC.
You will be surprised at how much investors are willing to spend on solutions from companies to outsmart cyber threats and attacks.
GISEC is the only place to increase and enhance your brand awareness, get full media exposure and remain ahead of your competitors.
With numbers to prove about the success of the previous GISEC, this year will be more outlandish and more high in technologies and will definitely increase your business and customers will be more satisfied by the quality of your products.
Who visits GISEC?
The profiles of the attendees will be the most powerful in the Middle East and, in terms of buyers, will be one of the most appealing in the world. Based on the attendees who visited and joined in the 2018 event, this 2019 will definitely surpass the number of the audiences last year.
Whether it’s to learn or to understand from world leaders and top business enterprises together with the CIOs, CISOs and CTOs and with their teams and departments who travelled from 86 counties to gain insights from this event that can affect their departments. With over 7,000 high tech security professionals who will join a total audience of over 12,000 tech experts and leaders in the Middle East’s biggest buzz on what’s going to impact them around the world.
What can you gain at GISEC 2019?
Either you are a visitor, an exhibitor, a partner or a sponsor of GISEC 2019, altogether, you will gain insights into a SMART and digital future. A future that will unravel right before your eyes using the technologies that will change the way of the future. By the use of IoT’s and other technologies, we can create and more secure and tolerable city towards the future.
GISEC is the driving force towards efficiency in introducing innovation through the use of emerging technologies for sage, smart and sustainable communities. You will be able to examine how huge enterprise can innovate like a start-up.
This edition of GISEC, expect to be digitally transformed! With at least 93 percent of satisfaction expressed by previous participants of this event, you would never want to miss out on this one.
As a visitor of GISEC, Mohamed Dekkak said “A very insightful and informative event of the year. I would definitely recommend it for business owners, partners and staff to witness this one-of-a-kind cybersecurity in a digitally driven world”.
“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” -James Madison
Information is a treasure to each citizen of a nation. The general citizenry has got the liberty to access the data from the state governments by the freedom of information.
The primary purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to guarantee informed citizens as vital to the operating of a democratic organization. The holiday is a reminder of the significance of clarity in the government and the public’s right globally.
BACKGROUND OF NATIONAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DAY
March 16th of every year recognizes National Freedom of Information Day (FOI) which celebrates the “open government “event. This day was also the birth anniversary and legacy of President James Madison and held during the Sunshine Week.
President James Madison (the Father of Constitution) was the fourth president of the United States of America for eight years (1809 to 1817) and the final founding father to serve as the head of state. From Port Conway Virginia, President Madison was born on March 16, 1751, at Belle Grove Plantation to an affluent family and raised to their own Montpelier estate. He is the eldest of twelve siblings – seven brothers and four sisters.
In 1771, he finished his degree from the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. Madison became the member of to the Virginia Convention and one of the author of the Virginia State Constitution in 1776.
President James Madison is known as the principal advocate for openness in public state government. He has also implemented the United States Constitution and as the significant champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. Madison gave high importance on Individual rights and freedom of information.
During his presidency, President Madison was not above blame. However, his foreign system was criticized. Initiating the War of 1812, he demanded Congress to declare war against Great Britain. Which ended the deadlock, it was an infamous and abortive conflict battle over shipping rights. During the war, Washington DC was invaded by the British. The British blaze both the White House and the city and the President with Congress were coerced to surrender.
With his wife Dolly, President Madison retired to his plantation. His wife was remembered for her beauty and elegance as a hostess during his term in the year 1817. President Madison supported President Andrew Jackson in 1832 becoming its President in 1826. He also became a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829. President Madison wrote “Advice to My Country”, which was a countless series articles before he passed away. President Madison died at Montpelier estate after many years of battling his sickness on June 28, 1836.
As a part of the celebration of National Free of Information Day, Sunshine week also celebrated every year during the mid week of March since it was first launched in the year of 2005. It is an annual global observance entry to information publicly led by the American Society of News Editors. The objective of the week event is to high point the factor that the open government information should reach the public to strengthen their society.
The advocate of this event – media organizations, schools, civic associations, non-business institution, schools, and other member take part in a public discussion on the value of open government during Sunshine Week.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: its context
Freedom of information (FOI) is an addition of the power of right to speak, think and act. A foundational international human right law, which is comprehended more basically as freedom of expression in any form of medium – print, and writing, orally, art and through the Internet as of this day. FOI also refer to the right for privacy in the topic of the world wide web technology. The right to privacy and freedom of expressions is accepted in human power and privilege of information acts.
In conclusion, freedom of information can include opposition to universal copyrights, patents, or intellectual property. The international and United States Pirate Group have organized political platforms that were based mostly on freedom of information matters.
CELEBRATING THE OPEN GOVERNMENT
Freedom of Information Day is memorialized by colleges of Law and other supporters of this event providing data on the rights granted by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) all across the country. Globally, Over 100 nations have implemented some order of freedom of information codification. The oldest in the world established in 1766 was Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act.
On July 4, 1966, From the first Freedom of Information Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson by giving the public the right to access the government’s every piece of information. It was first to initiate in 89th Congress as the bill S1160 (in two pages). Other countries and region are working towards implementing such laws, and with public legislation have the local ordinance.
Attending this event can help you with the best information expressing your rights to information, and be open to the opportunity to know more about the government. These observances are held to provide information to the public on how they can take dominance of their liberty when they appeal and under what situation these laws are not pertinent.
Also, individually, you can also honor Freedom of Information Day by extending some of your knowledge regarding this matter around you – with your family, friends, and co-workers. Take time to supply them with all the relevant particulars and print some fliers and spread it out to people who are entitled to the information about you held in government records, and make sure that all the relevant information came from the government agency and sector are valid and accurate.
The National Sportsmanship day is celebrated annually on the date of 5th of March or first Tuesday of the Month and on the year of 2019 is when it will mark its 28th Anniversary and will continue up until the year’s end. It all started in the year 1991 when the International Sports Institute proposed the National Sportsmanship day to promote Good Sportsmanship to different sports. The main objective of the International Sports Institute is to promote working ethically, honesty and playing-fair through sports and education as it was created for us to enjoy, unite and lessen the different barriers between different countries. The Special day was also established for the athletes or participants of different sports to celebrate that day and enter different activities that will encourage all of them to have good sportsmanship.
One of the exciting activities in the National Sportsmanship Day is Essay Contest (Sponsored by the USA Today), it is where all of the students from different grade levels (Elementary, High School and Colleges) participate and present their essay dedicated to the sportsmanship day or themed Sportsmanship.
The Sports Ethics Fellows Program partnered with the National Sportsmanship Day and includes people who have an exceptional talent especially in Leadership in promotion Good Sportsmanship that helps in the expansion of the National Sportsmanship Day or NSD. The Program also discusses the issues that are needed to be solved in the sports competition to continue making it better for all of us and leave us with a smile after the game. Because of the NSD, different sports activities in the World are full of work ethics and have helped countries in different continents unite with each other and develop their relationships that will benefit us all. Sports is a platform that many people use and loves, because of sports thousands to millions of peoples share the same goal and that is to enjoy sports and compete with different people.
The objectives of the Sportsmanship day:
A program intended to improve Sports conduct is National Sportsmanship Day that is held every year on the first Tuesday in spring or March. It is sponsored by the Institute for International Sport. The National Day incorporates youth associations and schools from Grade level of Elementary through Colleges or University Students taking part in the merriments or Festivities. The different activities range from role-playing to games of sports, which are all intended to invigorate great sports conduct. The main purpose of this day is to spread or promote Good sports behavior or conduct.
By taking into consideration all of the things that I have learned and discovered about Good behavior in sports or excellent sportsmanship, although parents have a strong influence in Child’s lives and their behavior, however in Sports, it’s a different matter as they surrounded by different people such as coaches and mentors therefore in some cases they can also help the children develop their attitude towards other people, decision and good sportsmanship as they are taking advice from their coach and values their opinions because of their experiences. Coaches have the ability to emphasizing effort and mastery of athletic tasks rather than Natural Ability and competitive outcome. This will be able to teach Athletes and sports enthusiasts to increase their efforts as it will be one of the vital points in improving one’s capabilities in different sports. As many people say that “Hard work without Talent is better than Talent without Hard Work” All of the people who first started their sports even if they’re talented or not starts from the beginning, there are no skipping levels, it’s just that, it depends on how much effort they will put in their respective sports or specialty. Coaches’ main job is to support the athletes or players whether it’s a team sport or not, he stabilizes the balance of the Athletes and teaches the true significance of team effort.
Why is Sports Beneficial?
Here is a 20 example why:
- Sports help children build up their Character, Work Ethic or Attitude and Mental Toughness which helps them manage different stress levels when they grew up.
- Sports offers a different repeated scene where they practice their own capabilities, it also improves their self-control and discipline.
- It improves the physical fitness of one’s body.
- Sports participation lessen the shyness into one’s attitude, it raises their self-esteem or confidence.
- Sports teach the players a fair play, which they can pick up and use in their lives.
- Sports helps introduces Independent Attitude and self-respect
- It teaches Teamwork.
- It acts as a platform or venue for them to observe and develop their leadership skills.
- Sports teach children to listen and follow objectives.
- It gives an opportunity for the players to experience diversity, lives with it and how to overcome it.
- Sports teach that all of the participants can both win with grace and lose with dignity.
- Letting us all have a competitive attitude that will help us develop our growth and lead us to a positive direction
- It gives joy to the participants and lets them go out of their comfort zones.
- It gives them an opportunity to be more versatile as they experience uncertain things or situation.
- It improves our physical health and our mood that leads to the lower possibility of having depression.
- A sports activity gives us an opportunity to know other people and express different emotions.
- Sports is one of the main headquarters for children to learn and develop themselves as it consists of specialists as the coach that seeks to help the players and guide them with their experiences.
- Sports help in the practice of one’s preparation
- Sports introduce the significance of goals and perseverance in our life as not everything gain be gain by a short time of preparation and lack of motivation and effort.
- Sports activities practices the children face different kind of pressure and how to handle it that leads to more confidence in one’s self.
When one thinks about fashion, you immediately begin to imagine of style, glamour, trend, etc. instead of eco-friendly or sustainable designs. But let us put in mind that in the future years to come, a vital question that the fashion industry needs to answer is how sustainable it is?
Sustainable fashion is already gathering momentum internationally in the past decade. It’s good news that eco-friendly fashion is becoming the latest global trend that a lot of people in the fashion industry are resolved to make it into a sustainable norm.
The Challenge to Fashion Industry
Based on the World Economic Forum, after a short first-use cycle, 95 percent of plastic packaging material valued at 80 billion dollars to 120 billion dollars are lost to the global economy each year.
The subject on “Fashion waste” is tremendous thinking of the recent report on environmental negligence by the industry. Environmental activists, however, believe fashion’s waste problem is much bigger than simply stocks left unsold. They’re pointing the dilemma to ‘fast fashion’ which is a label that describes the high rate of fashion consumption driven by the number of new clothes that go on sale.
This has prompted the United Arab Emirates to launch a number of responsible projects and campaigns and strive to be among the world’s most eco-friendly countries.
To ensure the sustainability of eco-friendly fashion in the local marketplace, it is believed that designers should welcome and support more innovative creative practices and think about alternative fabrics. The challenge is how to integrate sustainable practices to an extensive and complex apparel supply chain.
What is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable fashion is a method concerning manufacture, sourcing, clothing design which gives maximum advantage to the business and community as a whole, which together limits the effects on nature. It also has something to do with ethics, one that is acceptable and is morally right. Subsequently, sustainable fashion doesn’t start with assembling clothes. It starts from the cotton fields and finishes in shopper’s closet. Along these lines, common cotton cultivating can’t be regarded as moral and reasonable as harsh pesticides are utilized.
At present, sustainability is an approach for carrying the business instead of just an idea. Today, numerous associations have understood the concept of sustainability and have integrated it in the business. These organizations have comprehended that incorporating social and ecological issues with business will yield long haul advantages to the organization.
These days, designer shows, Ethical fashion forum and websites all emphasize on the idea of sustainable fashion, to go green means business and profits. It is vital that brands which practice moral and sustainable fashion must remain consistent with their responsibility. By doing so, they can win the trust of the customers and maintain the organization’s moral qualities.
There must be straightforwardness in manufacturing, sourcing, designing and other different procedures, with the goal that the purchasers can know whether the brands are providing what they have sworn. To compel sustainability be marketable in the fashion industry it must be desired. Customers are pulled in to great structures, hues and textures. At the point when a buyer spends on stylish attire, he first thinks about the previously mentioned features. Ecological or moral concerns come later.
The brands which answers to the customers’ endless demands can consolidate sustainable ethics with fashion and thrive in the green business. It is now high time to establish the connection of purchaser and garments must be changed. Supportability isn’t restricted to environmental setting but the whole design business, from production to the retail shops.
At the point when the fashion business guarantees no forced or child labor, reasonable wages, employees get their fundamental human rights, biodiversity, health and security measures are practiced in the work environment, natural farming, eco-friendly garments are produced in eco-friendly means, and so forth every one of these means will make the fashion business sustainable in real sense.
Fashion Sustainability Summit 2019
The famed recognition of sustainable, eco-friendly fashion in the international limelight has been firmly on the rise and an event devoted to the cause, Runway Dubai recently held its Fashion Eco-sustainability Summit held at the Sofitel the Palm Hotel on the January 26, 2019.
This inspiring fashion platform hopes to awaken the passion for the public to practice moral responsibility through sustainable fashion principles in the community. The summit’s objective is to draw attention on the developing path of the fashion industry past the societal and environment issues into becoming an effective vehicle to achieve a sustainable development in the society.
Global and local fashion brands such as Mako Matsuzaki, Norish Kareem, Bistari creation by Marilyn Anis, Jolie fashion studio by Sophie Hassan, Lwraps by Wendy Shortland, Baravia fashion and House of Tee Ell by Kiran Tuljaram took to the stage by means of fashion presentations and exhibits while artistically showing their support for sustainable fashion and living.
The summit features seminars and workshops as well as a panel discussion entitled “Sustainable Fashion and the Way Forward for the Millenials,” moderated by Dr. Zennath Reza Khan, an Asst. Professor at the faculty of Engineering at the University of Wollogong in Dubai. Also in the panel are Jessica Galeano, Marketing Mgr. at the College of Fashion and Design Dubai, Vaishalli Raj program leader fashion design at Amity University and MAriska Nell, artist and environmental activist.
Founder of Runway Dubai and Fashion Sustainability Summit, Modupe Omonze, guaranteed to present inspiration from artisans, artists, creative recycling designs from rising talent and a sustainability inspired Museum showcasing innovative items from across the world.
Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, Mohamed Dekkak as well as Laila Rahall and Meera Alnaqbi was spotted during this fashion event.
UAE is now looking forward to a more sustainable future. The push towards sustainability impacts both companies and individuals in the country. Runway Dubai seeks to continue on encouraging corporate brands globally to corroborate fashion sustainability by creating awareness to help lay a strong foundation for the present and future generation.
The 2018 season of the Marrakech International Film Festival covers unparalleled quantity of Moroccan movies, such as seven movies in the latest Morocco Panorama sidebar, as well as a homage to Moroccan artist and director Jillali Ferhati.
At the point when this annual event started in 2001, the film industry of Morocco was in a moderately delicate condition, and part of the festival’s key objectives was to strengthen the cinema business, which presently is reaping its rewards.
Over the latest years, Moroccan film has delighted in huge well-known accomplishment in the local setting and furthermore rising worldwide recognition, as appeared by the way that few of the movies playing in the Morocco Panorama had film screenings at festivals, for example, Cannes, Berlin, and Venice.
Resident film producers incorporate both amazing men and women directors, as seen in the Morocco Panorama.
Christoph Terhechte, the festival’s art director, expressed that foreign visitors will find the top of the latest Moroccan film and film viewings will likewise draw in significant Moroccan audience. Given the understanding of past festival seasons, showings of the Moroccan movies are guaranteed to drive crowds.
Meryem Benm’barek’s first movie entitled, “Sofia” is a ground-breaking anecdote concerning a 20 year old middle-class young lady who is compelled to wed the common laborer’s dad of her infant, who she barely knows, to abstain from going to imprison. The feature film obtained the best screenplay honor and got overwhelming applause in its film viewing in Un Certain Regard in Cannes.
“Jahiliya,” which recently screened in Cannes, Berlin, and Cairo, serves as the last and darkest piece of Hicham Lasri on his “hound trilogy,” established in 1996 at the season of the dissolution in Morocco of Eid el-Adha that was generally observed with the butcher of sheep.
Lasri has a place with the new age of Moroccan movie producers. He accomplished worldwide eminence with his unmistakable, monochrome movie, “The End,” that was screened in 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival’s ACID segment. His movies dive into disputable subjects identified with Morocco’s ongoing political past.
Shown this 2018 in Berlin, Narjiss Nejjar’s “Stateless,” presents a young lady who was in 1975 ousted from Algeria and turned into a stateless resident. She is set up to wed a maturing, visionless man, with the end goal to acquire Moroccan citizenship and along these lines have the capacity to reunite with her mom, who is still living in Algeria.
Nejjar among the prime female movie producers in Morocco and her past movies consist of “Wake Up Morocco”, and “The Rif Lover.” She also co-directed the “Angels’ Terminal” released in 2008.
Faouzi Bensaidi’s Venice player “Volubilis” is taken in Meknes, the place where he grew up and delve into the gigantic gap among Morocco’s poos and rich people. Bensaidi’s past films are “Death of Sale” (2011), which earned the CICAE grant at the Berlinale.
The narrative “We Could Be Heroes,” directed by Hind Bensari, shows the life of an Azzedine Nouiri, a wheelchair athlete as he readies for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The movie was awarded the Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Film Fest. Her former group financed documentary “475: Break the Silence” was a significant success on the web in 2014.
The third movie feature of director Yassine Marco Marroccu, entitled “Catharsys, or The Afina Tales of the Lost World,” tackles a radio program, “Morning Dark Show,”hi-tech oppressed world, under the strain of a worldwide famine.
“The Healer,” the 5th film of Mohamed Zineddaine, revolves on the life of Abdou, a teenage kid, living in a mining village in Morocco, would like to widen his reality by figuring out how to read and write.
Among the initial Moroccan directors to accomplish significant global recognition is Ferhati, who gets a lifelong tribute at the event. His movies utilize a social pragmatist style to give a knowledge into modern Morocco.
Ferhati’s ongoing features are the 2004 “Suspended Memory” which was awarded at the Cairo Film Festival for best screenplay, the 2010 film entitled “At Dawn which earned him the best screenwriter award at the Dubai Film Fest, and “Pillow Secrets” released in which was presented as the best screenplay and best picture at the Moroccan Nat’l Film Fest. The director’s latest film this 2018 is entitled “The Ultimate Rebellion.”
Aside from being a renowned director, Ferhati is a highly applauded on-screen actor, having played in his movies and numerous movies by other lead directors of Morocco.
Moroccan talent will likewise be going to the festival’s Atlas Workshops since the event fortifies its spot as a significant center point for both the international and Arab film industry.
American actor Robert De Niro on Saturday accepted a tribute award \from the hands of his close friend, highly acclaimed director Martin Scorcese.
The Marrakech International Film Festival, which launched Friday, keeps running until December 8, 2018.
Background: The Marrakech International Film Festival
The Marrakech International Film Festival usually runs in 4 days during the fall or winter of every year. It is famous for its reputation regarding cinematographic production which is equivalent to the Cannes film celebration in southern France. The Marrakech Film Festival was launched in 2001 and has since become the most prominent film fest in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is progressively picking up acknowledgment as an artistic expression
Aside from being a mainstream entertainment source, the movies presented at the Marrakech International Film Festival are utilized as a strong instrument to educated the general audience. Today, the film business is imperative to Morocco and standards for production are kept up at high-quality level.
Those who have attended the Marrakech Film Festival such as Adgeco Group’s Chairman and Founder Mohamed Dekkak, appreciate it since it has a more relaxed vibe. The International Film Festival of Marrakech has likewise assumed a significant responsibility in teaching the general population, both local and abroad, on present issues and situations in Morocco. It has brought matters to light about Moroccan culture and advances nature and historical sights in Morocco. The country’s emerging movie industry profits by the celebration and cooperation with movie producers from different nations. The celebration likewise advances Morocco’s flourishing travel industry.
With a buzzing market square filled with storytellers, artists, acrobats, and musically inclined people, the city of Marrakech have proved to be the ideal setting for the celebration. Previous festivals have been a resonating achievement, and organizers trust that future festivals will be significant all the more energizing. Gatherings of people from everywhere throughout the world are certain to be engaged by the celebration and captivated by the magnificence and mystery of Marrakech.
Mohamed Dekkak greeting His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the occasion of 18th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI at Marchane Palace Tangier
Mohamed Dekkak greeting His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the occasion of 18th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI at Marchane Palace Tangier
Under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), in collaboration with the Council of Israelite Communities of Morocco (CCIM), organizes for the first time, an assembly meeting on the theme ”Moroccan Judaism: for a shared Moroccanness”, held from 13th until 18th of November 2018 in the city of Marrakech.
According to a joint statement by Serge Berdugo, secretary general of the CCIM and Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, the secretary general of CCME. Beyond the nostalgia and the memory, the capacity to meet, execute a dialogue and to think together Morocco, we must strengthen what makes up our uniqueness. We must make Morocco a field of ambitions and not a mere conservatory of a common memory.
This meeting attended by Adgeco Group’s Chairman and Founder, Mohamed Dekkak, brings together 250 that belongs to a Jewish religion, Moroccans residing in Morocco and abroad, including civil society figures, teachers, academics, commentators, business leaders, journalists, and researchers. Moroccan people that aims to celebrate this Moroccan exception, and deepen the reflection on questions such as what does it mean in the twenty-first century to be Moroccan when one lives far from one’s native land?” How to preserve our specificity in our host countries? Or how can the Moroccan communities abroad assume a role of treaty-unit, propose for a consolidation of the relations between the country of origin and host country? The goal of this meeting is not to provide answers to these questions, but to prolong the reflection.
Two exhibitions are scheduled on the sidelines of this event: “Portraits of Moroccan Jews from the Atlas and Sahara” of Elias Harrus, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and ” Rehabilitation of Moroccan Jewish Cultural Heritage: Synagogues and Cemeteries”, from Museum of Moroccan Judaism.
The latter exhibition covers around 50 photographs, which presents the rehabilitated memorial and cemeteries under the directives of King Mohammed VI to protect and conserve all religious sites including Morocco’s cemeteries and sanctuaries. This rehabilitation of Jewish cemeteries was launched in 2010 and is a clear evidence of the strong roots of the Jewish community in the geography and history and of Morocco.
The “Portraits of Moroccan Jews from the Atlas and Sahara” covers no less than thirty colored and black and white photographs. The collected pieces give visitors a trip back in time and explore further the everyday lifestyle of the Moroccan Jews from the Atlas and the South of the Kingdom. The photos give emphasis on the religious rites, crafts, culture and traditions of the Moroccan Jews.
These portraits are also a creative indication of the deep bond amongst the Muslim and the Jewish community, living in peace and harmony in this land of Islam with the most absolute respect of the other.
In addition to the exhibits, a documentary film entitled “Yahssra … Douk Lyam”, which was directed by Serge Berdugo and Marc Berdugo will also be screened.
This assembly is a joint collaboration of several institutions including the Judeo-Moroccan Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the Alliance Universal Israelite and the Association of Friends of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism.
The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad
CCME or the Council of the Moroccan community abroad was established in December 2007 to be in charge of monitoring and assessing Morocco’s public policies with regards to its nationals living abroad. The organization also oversees social and human rights issues in line with protecting the interests of Moroccans living abroad, to solidify their contribution to the country’s economic advancement and build friendly relations and cooperation between Morocco and the host country.
History of Essaouira
The greater part of the old town and forts in Essaouira today dates back from the eighteenth century, however, the village has a substantially more seasoned history that began with the Phoenicians. With a considerable length of time, foreign people had a firm hold over the town, and in spite of the fact that Moroccans, in the long run, recovered it, the remote impact waits on in the manner in which the town at present appears.
Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah in 1764 introduced him self in Essaouira (at that point known as Mogador) with the goal that his corsairs could dispatch assaults on the general population of Agadir, who were defying him. He employed Théodore Cornut, an architect from France, to make a city amidst sand and wind, where nothing had already existed. The mix of European and Moroccan styles satisfied the sultan, who renamed the town Essaouira, signifying “well-designed”. The port before long turned into an essential connection for exchange among Europe and Timbuktu. It was where the exchange of salt, gold, ivory and ostrich feather was precisely checked, charged and controlled by a battalion of two thousand state warriors.
The French had set up their territory in 1912 and changed the town’s name back to Mogador and occupied exchange to Tangier, Casablanca, and Agadir. It was just in 1956 with Moroccan freedom that the quiet backwater again moved toward becoming Essaouira. From the time Orson Welles recorded Othello here and hippies picked Essaouira as a town to hangout, the place has seen an enduring stream of guests – everybody from craftsmen, surfers, and essayists to European vacationers getting away from the hordes of Marrakesh.
The Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira is a remarkable case of a late 18th century fort village, constructed by the standards of modern European military design in a Northern African setting. From the time of its establishment, it’s been a noteworthy universal commercial seaport, connecting Morocco and its Saharan environs with Europe and whatever remains of the globe.
The Medina of Essaouira, previously called Mogador is derived from the word Migdol which means “small fortress” is an extraordinary case of a walled village of the mid-18th century, encompassed by a divider impacted by the Vauban model. Built by the standards of modern European military engineering, in a Northern Africa setting, in ideal blend with the statutes of Arab-Muslim design and town planning, Essaouira has assumed a noteworthy job throughout the hundreds of years as a global exchange seaport, connecting sub-Saharan Africa and Morocco with Europe and whatever remains of the globe.
The town is likewise a case of a multi-cultural hub as demonstrated by the co-existence, from its establishment of the different ethnic group, like the Arabs, Amazighs, Europeans and Africans and in addition multi-confessional (Christians, Muslims, and Jewish). Indissociable from the Medina, the archipelago of Mogador includes countless nature and cultural spots of Outstanding Universal Value. The generally late establishment in contrast with different medinas of Northern Africa was crafted by the Alaouite Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah who hoped to make this tiny Atlantic town an illustrious port and boss Moroccan business focus open to the outside world. Referred to for quite a while as the Port of Timbuktu, Essaouira wound up one of the significant Atlantic business hubs among Europe and Africa toward the latter part of the eighteenth century and amid the nineteenth century.
Essaouira is an exceptional and a well conserved case of a mid-eighteenth century fort coastal village, with a solid European impact rendered to a Northern African setting.
With the Kingdom of Morocco opening to the world toward the latter part of the seventeenth century, the Medina of Essaouira was spread out by a French planner who had been significantly affected by the creation of Vauban at Saint Malo, a military engineer. Generally, it has held its image of a European village.
Officially finished by the nineteenth century and unmistakably characterized by its defenses, the Medina of Essaouira has all the fundamental segments for its honesty. Involving an agreeable set relatively with nature components and high caliber cultural features, the village at present holds its trustworthiness and its unique particular style. In spite of its trustworthiness being marginally modified, prominently because of the corruption of structures in the Mellah locale, the level of harm does not trade off the essentialness of the area overall.
The condition of preservation of the Medina of Essaouira is progressively enhanced because of the endeavors of the local government and the watchfulness of officials responsible about its security and image.
The Medina of Essaouira, established amidst the eighteenth century, has generally preserved its authenticity in line with its origination and blueprint and also the materials (utilization of native stone manjour) and building techniques, and this regardless of some insufficient utilization of present day materials for fix and reproduction work. Despite the ocean swell and clamminess somewhere else, the strongholds and urban conservation, all in all, their first formation.
Security and administration essentials
Security measures basically identify with the distinctive laws for posting of notable landmarks and locales, and especially the Law 22-80 that concerns Morocco’s legacy. Responsibility for components that make up the historical village of Essaouira is separated between the district, the State, the Israelite Alliance, the Habous, private people and cooperatives. The 1988 urban arrangement No. 4001 accommodates a bumper zone around the said town inside which building is disallowed. Two critical security and administration measures are at present in the last phases of use.
The neighborhood populace, the government leaders and the acquainted zones are progressively mindful of the Outstanding Universal Value of the Medina. Formed to guarantee a superior control of the town’s overall and specifically, the medina is the Essaouira Urban Agency. In line with other parliamentary divisions and administrations, this Agency must plan and arrange endeavors and screen the implementation and usage of the continuous or arranged work sites. Dependent upon the foundation of an administration plan for the medina that must protect both the architectural legacy and enhance the living states of the neighborhood people, the government leaders responsible for the security and defense of the property must direct the utilization of the advancement plan for the medina and the whole village of Essaouira
Must-See Places in Essaouira
A wonderful coastline fishing city in the tourist crowded locale of Marrakech, Essaouira pulls in a considerable number of annual travelers, such as the production group of Game of Thrones who utilized the glorious city as a setting in a few scenes. Full of history, which can be seen largely in its delightful beach fortifications, and loaded with culture, acclaimed specifically for its music, Essaouria prides itself for its wide a range of leisure activities and tourist spots.
These are protective wall barriers or banks that monitor a château or settlement. Constructed as a type of shield, it is nothing unexpected that despite everything they stand up to this day in different parts of Morocco, from Asilah, to Essaouira. Essaouira’s ramparts are lovely and striking elements of history which give the city an impressive feel. These ramparts also give the best place watch the coastline. For under $2, guests can truly look closely at the ramparts, making for magnificent beach and city photography.
Appreciate a night at Il Mare bar
Il Mare is an eatery, a coffee shop, and bar, and is recognized for its famous and engaging live music which entices visitors to remain longer than they at first intended. With its hip patios that shows off fabulous perspectives of the historic defenses and make for a spectacular background to the feasting knowledge, Il Mare draws in numerous local people and voyagers. In addition to the fact that visitors flock here for the perfect area and mood, they’re likewise enticed in by tasting champagnes while viewing the most wonderful of sunsets at the classy piano bar.
Yearly Music Festival
For craftsmanship, the coastline area of Asilah is the place to go, yet for music, Essaouria holds the title. Plan your trip to coincide with the annual Gnaoua World Music Festival. The music celebration becomes a stage for the mystic Gnawa artists, Gnawa being individuals who came from the Ghana Empire of Ouagadougou. The celebration sees pop, jazz, rock and present world music specialists who engage up to 500,000 visitors through the span of four sensational days. What more, the event is free for everyone to attend.
Visit an argan oil cooperative
With the argan tree local to the nation, Essaouria is among the top spots to get argan oil, and argan items in Morocco. Here, there are a couple of charming argan oil cooperatives which give guests an extraordinary opportunity to observe the items being produced using something so significant in the country. In rooms embellished with argan trees, ladies utilize old instruments to hand squeeze oil from the kernels and finish the detailed procedure of making argan cream. It is to be sure costlier to purchase the argan items from here, however, it’s very worth seeing the procedure direct in what is something like an outdoors gallery.
Essaouira’s shorelines are prime areas for windsurfing and kitesurfing among other water sports. With Essaouira profiting from strong breezes lasting throughout the year, particularly in summer, and with a substantial swell in winter, the unpracticed and the accomplished rush here to attempt their hand at another thrilling adventure. With city being a perfect area for these sports, there are a lot of surf shops and surfing schools, and in addition windsurfing schools in Essaouira that are extraordinary for first time learners. An awesome substitute far from the huge touristy urban communities.
On the off chance that water activities don’t interest you, the lovely coastlines of Essaouira are additionally incredible for a horseback ride. As an option in contrast to touring the landscape by foot, voyagers can jog through the ocean and over the hills on a horse back experience. These undertakings is good for first timers as well, offering instructional exercises and heaps of help for the individuals who have never ridden. With activities starting from an hour long to a couple of long periods of horseback riding, there’s an adventure pack to suit anybody and is certainly a great moment.
Sidi Mohamad Ben Abdellah Museum
Essaouira’s one of a kind historical center, Sidi Mohammad Ben Abdellah Museum was named after city’s founder, and is located in a nineteenth century manor. Showing recorded antiques, from old stoneware to adornments, it pays incredible reverence to the city’s rich history and is prestigious for being the best exhibition hall in the city. Guests can acknowledge not just the excellent engineering of the working in which it is found, yet the sheer scope of things inside that still hold such a large amount of their unique excellence. There’s likewise a considerable measure to be learned here encompassing the Berber culture, with data about their customs and conventions.
Fish market and Fish port
Because Essaouira was the primary fish port of Morocco in the middle part of 1900s, the fish port and market are an absolute necessity see. Just going there and appreciate the realness of the surroundings makes for a genuinely quiet evening, reminding sightseers that Essaouira is in fact an angling town. The view is lovely, with masses of little water crafts framing a relatively unending influx of splendid blue. With angling such an essential market in Essaouira, walk somewhat far from the port and there are a lot of anglers offering the freshest catch of the day that you can appreciate newly cooked.
A must visit market in Essaouira is the old souk. In each city and residential area in Morocco, tourists must take the opportunity to visit the traditional market lanes that are frequently maze like and overpowering with scents and hues. Offering customary garments, embroidered works of art, stoneware, and even sustenance, these business sectors are a fortune trove for conventional keepsakes, and offer a standout amongst the most captivating social encounters in Morocco.
Had Dra is one of the biggest in Morocco and an option in if you want to shop in souvenir markets. For those sufficiently fortunate to be in Essaouira on a Sunday, take a quick taxi or bus ride to the Had Dra market which is loaded with creatures and agrarian items. The market began off as a slave showcase some many years back, a custom which has now halted. Nonetheless, the market remains saturated with history and is a less travel site, however an extraordinary and genuine understanding into the common Moroccan life, and an opportunity to watch the way toward purchasing and offering domesticated animals and fresh vegetables.
The history of the Moulin Rouge: a mythical place where dances and songs transport you to a magical world
After the defeat of Napoleon III during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and the economic depression that followed until 1896, France tries to rebuild itself and heal its wounds by plunging into recklessness, feast and lightness. This new breath which invades the whole of France is mainly felt in Paris, city of all excesses where the euphoria of the period replaces the evils engendered by the war. At that time Europe was experiencing great social, political and economic progress and the momentum of general positivism took precedence over the wounds of the past. In the heart of the French capital, itself in the midst of urbanization and modernization, Parisians from the middle-class bourgeoisie profit from economic progress and are enchanted in cafés, cabarets and concert halls. It’s here Belle Epoque . At the heart of all this popular boiling, butte Montmartre is a real symbol: its concert halls and café-concerts become the sulphurous emblems of Paris during this period full of joy that will last nearly 40 years.
Moulin Rouge, birth of a symbol
It is in this context that the Moulin Rouge opens for the first time, October 6, 1889. Located at the foot of the Butte Montmartre, the cabaret is an immediate success. The vision of the two businessmen who run it is a hit: Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler know the tips of the fingers of the Parisians and want to make this place the real headquarters of the city’s biggest night owls. . The public is at the rendezvous. The bourgeois in search of debauchery go there to tinker with the girls of joy. As for painters and writers, they get drunk in the exhilarating atmosphere of this cabaret to inspire what will become their most beautiful works.
The decor of the cabaret is recognizable among a thousand others: a mill with wide moving wings, entirely painted in red, decorated with a miller and a miller who seem to exchange a complicit glance at the windows. Inside, the revelers discover a huge dance floor with a small stage. The walls are covered with mirrors reflecting the dim lights escaping from the large chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Behind the mill hides a garden planned for the beautiful days and in which stands an enormous elephant in life-size plaster, coming from the universal exhibition of 1889. Inside the animal, a belly dancer makes turn the heads of guests soaked. Straight out of the imagination of French painter and caricaturist Adolphe Léon Willette, the decor is totally revolutionary for the time. No other place is like the Moulin Rouge and the triumph is monumental.
Frills and dancers
Temple of celebration and dance, the Moulin Rouge recruits the most famous dancers of the time. But it is a dance, called the Quadrille and created in 1850 by a dancer of Bal Mabille , Celeste Mogador , which will give rise to the birth of the most famous step of Parisian dance, the French Cancan . On the wild rhythms of Jacques Offenbach, the dancers of Quadrille are already losing the head to all the bourgeois of the city. But it’s actually on the other side of the Channel, in London, that the French Cancan was invented as we know it. This dance inspired by the Quadrille and improved by the English producer Charles Morton in 1861, creates a real frenzy in the world of dance.
Indecent, jovial and popular, the French Cancan’s popularity is the art of making the splits with a leg up, while lifting his petticoats. Dressed in black stockings, garters, lace and frilly, the dancers of Cancan literally spell the customers of the Moulin Rouge. Many dancers, such as La Goulue, Miss Jenny or Nini Pattes-en-l’air then become the symbols of cabaret and bait the client in search of thrills. The great French painter of the time, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec , will immortalize these colorful dance scenes and nocturnal delirium in some of his now famous works.
The beginnings of the Moulin Rouge
In 1880, businessmen Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler bought the Queen Blanche, a crumbling music hall located in the malfamé district of Pigallein Paris. Many brushstrokes and a total refreshment later, they place a bright red mill on the roof: the Moulin Rouge was born! At the time, the cabaret had a dance floor, an art gallery, a garden, and you could also walk on donkeys! The upper middle class of the time pressed for slum.
The success of the Moulin Rouge
The cabaret owes its success to several elements: a revolutionary architecture, sumptuous decor, themes of evenings where one mixes dance, humor and music, shows inspired by the circus, alluring costumes and the famous “french cancan” which makes its appearance at the beginning of the 20th century! In fact, the Moulin-Rouge troupe has won six world records, including the largest number of leg lifts! Great stars of the music hall will succeed: Mistinguett, Jean Gabin, Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Line Renaud, etc. It is not for nothing if it is called “the most famous cabaret of the world”! In 1989, a centennial gala was even organized, bringing together celebrities from around the world such as Charles Aznavour, Lauren Bacall, Ray Charles, Tony Curtis, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Hendricks.
A revolutionary room architecture, sumptuous decor sticking to the style of the time, themes of evenings where festivities and humor intermingled wonderfully: fairy shows inspired by the circus, famous attractions like the “Petomane” , costumes alluring but daring that please. This is the craze and the beginning of the long history of the Moulin Rouge! People from all over the world make the trip to admire this legendary place. Bohemians and artists make it their favorite place. Renoir and Lautrec exhibited their greatest works, which earned the Moulin Rouge an international reputation!
A new dance is emerging: the “french cancan” ! Slightly stripped women swaying gracefully on the track: this is the beginning of the first “reviews”. The success is at its height the first ten years, but will decline suddenly, during a show that will shock the manners of the time: “Quat’zarts” . It was in 1902that the hour of the last balloon struck! Directed Cleopatra naked by four men with virile girls equally naked. It was the scene of too much!
The following year will mark a turning point in the history of the Moulin Rouge! Major works were undertaken by the famous architect Niermans ; creator of the “Casino de Paris”, “Folies Bergères” and other popular places of the Belle Epoque. Until the First World War the Moulin Rouge was the “cabaret dinner-show temple”, a great first! The spectators were there to laugh and be moved by the best known magazines like “Voluptata”, the “Leaf of Vine”, the “Dream of Egypt”, or “Shut up you flabbergasted me” A real treat for the public, totally conquered.
1907: the “Mistinguett” years in “La Revue de la Femme”. A lady of character, singer and comic actress with poignant repartee! His talent seduces the spectators unanimously!
The history of the Moulin Rouge today
Today, this place full of stories makes the world dream and remains synonymous with charm and fairy-tale “French”. Strass, sequins, feathers, sets, dancers, everything is there to amaze the audience. Did you know ? The Moulin Rouge is the largest champagne customer in the world, with more than 350,000 bottles consumed per year!
The Moulin Rouge is still and again more beautiful and refined magazines, rhinestones and sequins, feathers, decorations always more crazy and girls all more surprising than the others. His magic operates on the whole world.
It is close to this mythical place full of history and magic that the whole team of the Cloche d’Or awaits you to offer you a 100% Frenchy dinner, just like this neighborhood and this atmosphere so much Parisian!
The origin of the french cancan
In the 19th century, couples danced the corner-corner that was also called cancan. In duet, the choreography had the particularity of showing the frous-frous women, hidden under long dresses. But the cancan is really a place thanks to Celeste Mogador, the star of Bal Mabille, who puts the cancan on the front of the stage by hiring acrobatic dancers and daring, alluring outfits to entertain the whole Paris.
On the other side of the Channel, the producer Charles Morton imports the dance that he calls French Cancan and which takes Offenbach’s tunes that are not to displease, while bringing a liberated image of the French girl of the time. But back to France, where the cancan becomes the star dance of the best Parisian cabarets: the Moulin Rouge, the Folies Bergères … Painters make it a theme of reflection and La Goulue or Valentin the Boneless are the pictorial heroes of the painters of Montmartre, including Toulouse Lautrec. This Parisian dance also inspired Jean Renoir for his famous eponymous film where Jean Gabin and Françoise Arnoul hold the top of the bill.
Dancers and dancers become famous, the Goulue, Miss Jenny, Grid, Serpolette, Nini Paws-in-the-Air who will open a school of Cancan, The Cheese Cheese, Valentine’s Boned, Jane Avril said Jeanne the Mad. Artists find their inspiration, especially Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, who immortalize these colorful scenes and dancers, especially La Goulue. La Goulue, whose real name is Louise Weber, was born in Clichy-la-Garenne on July 13, 1866, in a Jewish family in Alsace. His mother ran a laundry in Clichy.
The little story says that she borrowed the clothes of the clients for her outings.Dancing in small suburban dances, Louise Weber quickly became a part of her mentor, Charles Desteuque, a popular personality, loved both for her dancing skills and for her charming, daring attitude. Despres, the brothers Oller and Charles Zidler launched it into the cancan. When she danced the naturalistic quadrille, she teased the male audience by the whirlwind of her skirts with raised ruffles that showed her panties, and tiptoe, she was flying a hat of a man. Her first mentor and her habit of emptying clients’ glasses while she was at their tables earned her the nickname ” La Goulue “.
In 1893, she was the first star to inaugurate the Olympia stage, founded by Joseph Oller. She is, in a way, the show godmother of all the stars who will eventually follow in her footsteps. At the Jardin de Paris, she attacked the Prince of Wales, future Edward VII: ” Hey, Wales! You pay champagne! Is it you who is enjoying, or is your mother inviting? When she rented a sumptuous mansion on Avenue des Champs-Elysees, she was the best-paid star of her time.
La Goulue arriving at the Moulin Rouge Rich and famous, in 1895 she decided to leave the Moulin Rouge and In Montmartre, she met Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who introduced him into a group of models who earned extra money by posing for artists and photographers. Achille Delmaet, companion of Marie-Juliette Louvet, who became famous later, made many nudes-photos of Goulue .
On April 6, she commissioned her friend Lautrec with decorative panels to decorate her dancer’s house. In December 1895, she gave birth to a son, Simon Victor, of unknown father (“a prince,” she said). A modest fairground adopted it and gave it its name. In 1898 she performed with Adrien Pezon who taught him to train the lions.
In 1900, at the town hall of the eighteenth arrondissement of Paris, La Goulue married the magician Joseph-Nicolas Droxler (born in Paris on March 24, 1872, domiciled rue de Belfort in Paris). He became a tamer. The couple lived at 112 Boulevard Rochechouart (18th arrondissement).
Every evening dancers perform on the stage of the cabaret, more or less bare, in front of people of all ranks drinking alcohol: counts, bourgeois, as men of small jobs. It is in these circumstances that the famous dance of Cancan develops in this place. Many intellectuals rub shoulders at the Moulin Rouge which becomes a real reference for artists. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec , captivated by the district of Montmartre, regularly goes to the cabaret to make paintings there: he even had a table reserved for him. He left an important collection of paintings depicting scenes of life at the Moulin Rouge.
The architecture of the building was eccentric, mixing all cultures, allowing everyone to recognize themselves.
Mr. Mohamed Dekkak believes in the saying ‘READING IS FOOD FOR THE SOUL AND MIND’. Since childhood, he is fond of collecting books of different genres. Reading is one of his favourite pastimes, as it not only helps him discover new information but it also helps him to keep up with trends and events of this generation.
During his travel to Paris, he made sure that he drop by and spend time reading in one of the largest public and research libraries in the world, The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF). The humble beginning of the National Library of France commenced during the medieval period. Charles V established a small personal archive in the Louvre in 1368 but it is during the reign of Louis XI that the collection flourished into a full-fledged library. Because of this, Louis XI can be entitled as the founder of the royal library. He maintained its purpose up to the second half of the XVth century. The manuscripts were joined by the collection of inscriptions, prints, awards, gifts, coinages, and books as the French monarchy grew. Thanks to the introduction of the printing media in 1450.
In 1537, King Francis I required publishers to deposit a copy of every book printed in the kingdom in the library, which absolutely facilitated the collection to grow. At present, this system called ‘double legal deposit’ is still practised and requires all bookshops and printers to make a contribution. The library now houses around 14 million books and 250,000 manuscripts.
The realization of Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) was made possible by the merger of the old National Library with the new Library of France in 1994. The BNF composes of five wings: François-Mitterrand, Richelieu, Arsenal, The Opera Library and Maison Jean Vilar in Avignon, as well as Gallica, the digital collection. The most visited parts of the library are the Richelieu, which accommodates the most ancient archives and François-Mitterrand has the most up to date collections.
By early 2000s, the facilities of the library had suffered deterioration, which made it impossible to stand the test of time. Due to this concern, a major overhaul of the library was started. The renovation started in 2011, Bruno Gaudin was assigned to manage the project, while the refurbishment of the listed ‘salle Labrouste’ was assigned to Jean Francois-Lagneau. The project runs in two phases in order to keep the library partially open and its completion is expected in 2020.
In January 2017, the former site of the national library located at rue de Richelieu in Paris has reopened. The architectural design of the library now exhibits a contemporary glass airlock, which diverges from the building’s old design.
The library in Richelieu is well known for its Cabinet of medals and relics displayed the second floor. While strolling, your eyes will easily catch original plaster sculpture of Voltaire by Houdon. There is an urban legend that the heart of the philosopher is buried at the base of the monument.
The Cabinet on the second floor It owes its birth to the Cabinet of French kings, which united several collections, especially that of the Duke of Luynes. This wonderful little-known museum has rare examples of Greek pottery, stones, coins, Roman marbles, but also ivories, bronzes and silverware and contains a number of symbolical objects for the French history, such as so-called bronze Throne of Dagobert dating to VII-IXth centuries.
The library features the Department of Manuscripts filled with around 10,000 well-lit documents, as well as the collection of Middle age art.
The library at Mitterrand is well known for its continuously changing designs, glistening under the rays the sun or in the drops of rain. Climbing up to the library is a little challenging because you have to deal with strong wind and slippery wood steps.
As you walk around the large library, you will notice that the library’s heritage of tremendous intricacy is now kissed with the modern touch, which maximizes richness of the heritage of the areas that describe it.
It is Mr. Mohamed Dekkak’s advocacy to encourage everybody especially the children to read books. He also suggests that if you ever plan to visit Paris and wish to have a little moment of peace, far from the typical noisy and crowded tourist spots, the French National Library or BNF is one of the best choices for relaxation and studying.