Statement in support of Association Racines and all Moroccan artists
Culture Action Europe, together with other members of Arts, Rights and Justice working group, signed and supports Association Racines and all Moroccan artists through a statement condemning the banning of two representations of a theatre performance entitled « “b7al b7al”, on the 4th & 5th July 2015 in Tangiers, Morocco, which have been forbidden again following a similar incident in Rabat on 13th June.
21 members* of the ARJ group powered by Culture Action Europe support Moroccan artists and cultural operators in their struggle to maintain respect for the freedom of artistic expression and fully condemn this breach of freedom.
B7al b7al” is part of Mix City, a project of Association Racines, in partnership with Theatre of the Oppressed in Casablanca and Minority Globe, also in collaboration with the association Visa Without Frontiers,Tangiers. Mix City is part of “Diversity, Drama and Development” co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of Medculture, also supported by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, the Swedish Foundation and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. It was set up by Minority Rights Group International, Civic Forum Institute and Andalus Institute.