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Northwestern University

Publication Date

Spring 2015

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Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa


My documentary follows two families 4 years after the Tunisian Revolution. All members in the Daly family from Sidi Bouzid participated in the revolution, and the Laroussi family in La Goulette had two brothers martyred on January 14th, 2011. The film explores the effects of the revolution – emotional, economic, and social – on all the various family members. As we get glimpses into the daily life of two main characters, we see that reactions to the revolution are diverse, although the notion of the ‘Tunisian exception’ is held up to scrutiny by the overwhelmingly negative reactions to the consequences of the revolution over the past four years.


African History | African Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Research | History | Inequality and Stratification | Islamic World and Near East History | Military History | Other History | Politics and Social Change | Social History | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations

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