Ghardaïa: Production of documentary film on heritage of M’zab


GHARDAIA – The production of a documentary film on the world-famous heritage of M’zab (Ghardaia) was initiated by a team of the Japanese television channel Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS).

The filming of this documentary, which is spread over several days, covers the heritage of the M’zab Valley classified World Heritage by UNESCO, production director of TBS, Fujiyama Kazuma told APS.

This team from the Japanese TV channel has made a tour through all the historical monuments, the ksour of the pentapole as well as the tourist sites of the M’zab Valley to highlight the cultural and civilizational heritage of the region, with view to promote and  preserve it for the future generations, said the same official.

The documentary also aims to highlight the specificities of the M’zab architecture that have inspired many architects, particularly; the K’sar of Beni-Isguen, the historical and cultural monuments and other natural landscapes, he said.

For his part, Kamel Chaib, director of the tourist agency “Visa Travel”, responsible for supporting the team of TBS channel, said that this documentary aims to promote  cultural heritage and tourism in Algeria, including the M Zab, and support efforts to preserve historic monuments, landscapes, rock carvings, works of art and antiques, through the presentation of the authentic of this heritage and the role it plays in promoting the tourist image of Algeria.

Members of the Japanese TBS team highlighted the seductive landscapes of Ghardaia region, mixing the magic of nature with architectural heritage, as well as its intangible heritage, believing that the Japanese market is “very promising” .

The TBS channel works in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Center to produce a series of documentary films entitled “World Heritage” and several Algerian sites on the world list will be covered by reports and documentaries, including M’Zab, Tassili N’Ajjer and Ahaggar, concluded the production manager.








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