Informative plattform of International Federation of Film Societies- Féderation Internationalle des Ciné-clubs- Federación Internacional de Cine Clubes
In the International Cultural Center of Hammamet 1 to April 7, 2013, representatives of film clubs, federations, film associations and filmmakers from 36 countries, attended the General Assembly of the International Federation of Film Societies and the World Forum for Film Societies, celebrating the centenary of cineclubismo (the film societie’s movement). The Letter of Carthage was crafted claiming the diversity of film societies around the world, recognizing the leadership of the Federation of Film Societies of Tunisia in the organization of public associations in Africa and its role in the Arab world as a promoter of change and peaceful social revolution led by civil society.
The FICC acknowledges the support of the Tunisian Ministry of Culture in appraising cineclubismo and its role in the film community; in hosting representatives from all continents and in recognizing its extraordinary cultural value in transforming society. As an example for all nations in considering culture as an agent of civil enrichment, the FICC recognizes the importance, tradition and perspectives of Tunisian cineclubismo as an engine of regional and cultural integration as well as religious and civil democratic pluralism, defending women’s role in such process and the articulation of social institutions and organizations. In adherence to the Charter of human rights and to the Letter of Tabor of the Rights of the Public, we recognize our challenge to communicate, inform and disseminate the cultural heritage of our associations:
1. We oppose all forms of monopoly, exclusion and censorship by the digitalization of movie theaters, as well as the commercial use of the word cine-club/ film society.
2. We intend to organize and develop editorial guidelines and research on the history of the film societies’ movement worldwide.
3. We support the coordination of ongoing training projects for cultural promoters and convivial encounters to culturally enrich society.
4. We endorse national entities as representatives of society to dialogue with governments in order to ensure cultural rights to information and art.
5. We reaffirm to all nations, ministries and educational agencies across the globe, our recommendation to include lessons on audiovisual comprehension in all teaching levels and we defend
the implementation of projects on visual education for all ages.
Hammamet, Tunisia, April 6th, 2013