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Our thematic selections : Arab spring

“Arab Spring” refers to the anti-government protests that sprang up throughout the entire Arab world starting in 2011 and which continue to this day: Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya at the start of the decade; and currently, Sudan, Algeria, Iraq and Lebanon.

With bravura, panache and energy, not to mention humour, this young generation of Arabs has sparked immense hope.

They have faced a backlash from tribal and religious conservatives as well as resistance from regimes that are often relatively undemocratic and repressive. Some of the Arab Spring movements failed, others prevailed, while new ones have arisen.

Admiration, regret, fear, hope: the questions raised by these popular uprisings have been expressed in multiple essays, conferences, films, novels and comic books; we offer a selection of them here, as food for thought.

This selection is just a taste of the AWI's rich heritage.

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Arab Spring
  • BOKJA (Liban) : plasticien
  • BOKJA
  • 2011
  • Artworks and objects
Arab Fall
  • BOKJA (Liban) : plasticien
  • BOKJA
  • 2011
  • Artworks and objects
Jeudis de l'IMA - Egypte : révolution, transition ou restauration
  • Nihal MAAROUF, Jean-Yves MOISSERON, Thierry RAMBAUD, Patricia LALONDE, Benjamin BARTHE, Maati KABBAL.
  • 2014
  • Videos
Jeudis de l'IMA - Le mot "révolution" convient-il pour décrire et pour penser les récents soulèvements dans un certain nombre de pays arabes ? avec Alain Badiou
  • Alain BADIOU, Maati KABBAL.
  • 2013
  • Videos
Jeudis de l'IMA - Les jeunesses arabes dans la dynamique des révolutions
  • Amin ALLAL, Laurent BONNEFOY, François BURGAT, Myriam CATUSSE, Yves GONZALEZ-QUIJANO, Thomas DELTOMBE, Maati KABBAL.
  • 2013
  • Videos
RDV de l'Histoire du monde arabe (2015) - Villes arabes, cités rebelles
  • Roan STADNICKI, Matthieu REY, Mariangela GASPAROTTO
  • 2015
  • Videos
Portrait - Cinéma - "Je suis le peuple" (2014) d'Anna Roussillon
  • Anna ROUSSILLON
  • 2016
  • Videos
RDV de l'Histoire du monde arabe (2016) - Écrire l'histoire de la Révolution tunisienne, 2011-2016
  • Pierre VERMEREN, Kmar BENDANA, Karima DIRECHE, Aziz KRICHEN, Khadija MOHSEN-FINAN, Mohammed-Ali MAROUANI
  • 2016
  • Videos
Le printemps des Arabes‎
  • Filiu, Jean- Pierre, Pomès, Cyrille
  • 2013
  • Futuropolis,‎
  • Printed books