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A music-filled Tunisian film perfectly fits this doubtful moment
Maha ElNabawi / Laua Gribbon   

A music-filled Tunisian film perfectly fits this doubtful moment | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThrough the creation of a fictional Arabic alt-rock band, Khyam Allami composed, arranged and produced a soundtrack that’s as nuanced, lo-fi and punk rock as Leyla Buazid’s award-winning debut movie, A peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes)

 
The “black spots” of Tunisia
Lilia Blaise   

The “black spots” of Tunisia | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe “black spots” of Tunisia | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanAn already precarious system of garbage collection and disposal has collapsed after the revolution. An investigation by Inkyfada looks inside the complex disposal system in Tunisia, which threatens to turn the country into an “open landfill site”. (Inkifada/Ebticar)

 
The Wait of Djerba’s Women
Laakri Cherifi   

The Wait of Djerba’s Women | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanMoufida Tlatli’s film describes a particular situation describing more a form of matriarchy than an abusive masculine power. Aïsha’s stepmother represents a variant of violence built on the absence but also on the alleged weakness of men.

 
Tunisia. Graffiti, a weapon for civil resistance
Tunisia. Graffiti, a weapon for civil resistance | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanAfter the revolution, Tunisia pours its troubles on its walls. Artists celebrate the people’s victory through mural blows. Graffiti invades the cities’ walls.
 
Tunisia: When punishment becomes a gift
Thameur Mekki   
Tunisia: When punishment becomes a gift  | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanWhen the works of Ben Haj Yahia, Jebali, Darwish and Farzit pervade theatrical creativity, the struggle of two generations parades on stage.
 
Residents reinvent direct democracy in El Guettar
Paul Kahn / Rafika Bendermel   

Residents reinvent direct democracy in El Guettar | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanResidents reinvent direct democracy in El Guettar | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanArriving in ElGuettar, Redeyef or Thala, first we are overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape, the deserted or green mountains, depending on the proximity to the Sahara. As we enter these cities in south Tunisia we note immediately the total absence of infrastructure, paved roads, means of transport. There's just a medical clinic, a primary school and a few shops. No public services or administration, how do the inhabitants manage their everday lives? (Ebticar/Tunisie Bondy Blog)

 
Impressions, Dream City 2012
Elizabeth Grech   
Impressions, Dream City 2012 | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanA cultural journey in the old medina of the city of Tunis. These pictures were taken during a few artistic stops interspersed with beautiful encounters on the different Dream City paths. Contemporary art initiative supported by the Art Rue Association. Hispstamatic Photos by Elizabeth Grech for Babelmed.
 
The journey of the outraged Armada Bizerta rappers
Thameur Mekki   

The journey of the outraged Armada Bizerta rappers | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe Tunisian rap group Armada Bizerta, was recently on tour in Europe. The rappers observe the evolution of their career and the changes their country is going through. Portrait.

 
Theatre, a school for civic values
Adel Habbassi   

Theatre, a school for civic values | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanAdel Habbasi invites us on a journey to discover the performance resulting from the theatre workshop organised by the Arab-African Centre for Training and Theatre in Tunis that was presented to the public on the 9th of June at the El Hamra Theatre.

 
Shourouk and her wonderland
Shourouk and her wonderland  | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterranean«My jewels represent the merging of my childhood universe - made of the traditional costumes my Tunisian grand-mother used to wear - and my life in France where I discovered the world of fashion, jewellery and dressmaking». An interview with a young fairy that has come right out of a modern tale.
 

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