Sidi Bouziz has been the subject of bitter disputes after the fall of the dictatorship. Symbol of the Tunisian uprising, this city located in the hinterland of the country has long been controlled by the Salafis. Until the people have recaptured all its mosques.
Moufida 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.