The Saudi Culture Exhibition, organized by the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission in Paris, has attracted French and European visitors through the exhibition's various pillars.
Visitors' experience includes a photography exhibition by French photographer Terry Moujie, which includes a presentation of his most prominent work in the south of the Kingdom, his comic books, and a special stand for rare manuscripts and archaeological replicas.
The exhibition included an introduction to the "Translate" initiative, the philosophy conference, and the writers and readers festival, as well as a show of a number of local costumes to promote cultural exchange between the Saudi and French communities, as one of the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Culture under the umbrella of the Saudi Vision 2030.
The first week's events emphasize the quality of the cultural program prepared by the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission in partnership with the Heritage Commission, Libraries Authority, the Music Commission, the Culinary Arts Commission, the Architecture and Design Commission, the Fashion Commission, the Film Commission, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman Global Center for Arabic Calligraphy.
Poetry evenings and short films produced through a competition supporting film-making were featured in the first week of the event.
The second week of the event will include eight symposiums, three poetry evenings, five short screenings as well as the screening of the documentary "Tarouq", a panel session on the King Salman Charter for Architecture and Urbanism, three performances demonstrations of handicrafts, and capacity-building and techniques in the heritage of handicrafts.
Through this participation, the cultural sector seeks to highlight the uniqueness and creativity of the Saudi culture's hundreds of years of history through delivering seminars on Saudi literature, translation efforts, and cultural and musical fusion, among others.