Morocco World News
Morocco World News
Rabat, September 14, 2012
In tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Lead In Com is organizing “The Little Prince of the Desert” Festival, a new major cultural event to be held on November 23-25 in Tarfaya, south of Morocco. The festival will be officially launched in Rabat on September 14. The day will be marked by a cultural conference around the works and masterpieces of the Little Prince of the Desert writer and aviator and his relationship with the Moroccan desert.
The conference, which will be held at the National Library from 4 to 7 pm, will be marked by distinguished panelists such François d’Agay, Olivier d’Agay, Delphine Lacroix and Nadia Bouqallal.
It will be followed by the official launching ceremony of the festival to be held at 8 pm at Villa des Arts, in partnership with the Ministry of Interior and with the support of the Ministry of Culture. The ceremony will see the presence of François d’Agay, nephew and godson of the author of The Little Prince and Chairman of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for Youth Foundation, Olivier d’Agay, nephew of the writer and director of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Agay Succession and other honorable guests.
“The Little Prince of the Desert” Festival under the theme “Technology for Human and Sustainable Development” aims to pay tribute to the 85 years since Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took office as head of aerodrome in Cape Juby, to his iconic and exemplary character, to universal humanistic values of The Little Prince, which found his roots in the desert of Tarfaya.
This festival is also looking to the future by discussing current important issues such as water management, renewable energy, tomorrow transportations, and inventions. The festival is primarily targeting youth of Tarfaya but more broadly the general public throughout Morocco. The festival also plans to promote local cultural heritage in order to contribute to sustainable development and knowledge sharing.