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Theatre in progress: An interview with Artist & Actress Hanane Hajj Ali

Hanane Hajj Ali

Hanane in "Jogging" / Photo by Eric Deniaud
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Dr. Hassan Abbas of the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship spoke to artist and activist Hanane Hajj Ali about her career and work as an artist challenging legal, political, and social censorship since 1978.

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Hanane Hajj Ali
Hanane Hajj Ali

Renowned for her activity as an actress, writer, and director since 1978.

Ms. Hanane Hajj Ali (Lebanon) is an artist, activist, researcher, consultant, and trainer. She is a member of the Expert Facility of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Beside her renowned activity as an actress, writer, and director since 1978, Hanane Hajj Ali is a founder and board member of several cultural institutions and artistic organizations in the Arab world such as “Culture Resource- Al Mawred Athaqafy,” “Action For Hope” and “Ettijahate, Independent Culture.” She has been participating in the design, elaboration, implementing and monitoring of several regional and national programs of cultural management, cultural leadership, and cultural policies. She is a member of the Arab cultural policy group. She edited and wrote books and guides in cultural and artistic research, Cultural management, and cultural policies

Beside her extensive academic and artistic activities as an independent artist, Ms. Hajj Ali has collaborated with the Lebanese ministries of Education, of Information, and Culture. Lately she has been cooperating with the Tunisian ministry of culture through “Tunis the country of the art” program initiated by Culture Resource organization to enhance the cultural management capacities in both the governmental and independent sectors, and to stimulate the common projects between the two sectors in six different Tunisian regions.

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