From the Editors
Tunisia is currently experiencing an intense hyperbolization of political sentiment. The glorification of the flag originates from multiple factors. Since the first demonstrations following the fall of the regime, the use of the flag has been a sign of a sort of national communion. Today, it has become an object of struggle. Who bears true national legitimacy? Is it the party selected through elections? Is it the opposition party, which claims legitimacy of a different ...Keep Reading »
La Tunisie vit en ce moment un moment d’intense hyperbolisation du sentiment patriotique. Cette glorification du drapeau trouve ses origines dans de multiples facteurs. Alors que dans les premières manifestations suivant la chute du régime l’usage du drapeau était le signe d’une forme de communion nationale, il est aujourd’hui devenu l’objet d’une lutte. Qui est le détenteur de la vraie légitimité nationale ? Le parti élu à l’issue des élections, son opposition ...Keep Reading »
On the evening of 14 January 2011, a single man was shouting on Bourguiba Avenue, "Ben Ali hrab!" (Ben Ali has fled), celebrating the stunning victory of a revolution. In this cry, the admiration for the people, love for freedom, and sorrow for the dead was heard. He was alone in the dark, on an avenue that an angry mob invaded a few hours earlier. He was a lawyer, one of the many lawyers who supported the revolt with all their strength. On 8 February 2013, more ...Keep Reading »
Leyla Dakhli is a researcher in Aix-en-Provence (France) at the IREMAM (Institut de recherche et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman). She is a historian, and her work focuses particularly on the study of Arab intellectuals, cultural, and social history of the South Mediterranean region.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet