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Ismaël Chebbi, Youssef Chebbi, Ala Eddine Slim


2012 | Tunisia

In the spring of 2011, fleeing the intensifying fighting in Libya between the revolutionaries and Gaddafi's loyalist troops, more than a million refugees, of all nationalities and languages, flock to southern Tunisia. The filmmakers film the installation and then the dismantling of a city, an ephemeral Babel where men and women live together for a time before dispersing towards an unknown destiny. Without subtitles or commentary, the film imposes the feeling of the exodus. 



A screening organised in partnership with Aflam, Arab cinemas. Organised as part of the Africa2020 Season, with the support of the French Institute and the Africa2020 Season Patrons Committee. With the support of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Department of the Southern Region.

Aflam and the Festival make their films: a selection echoing the Festival's programme, devised by the Aflam association and the Marseille Festival as part of the Africa2020 Season, in conversation with the dancer and choreographer Selma Ouissi and the filmmaker Tamer El Said. Shot before the pandemic imposed confinement on everyone, the films chosen speak of the aspiration to change and the ruptures that follow. They touch on the experience of leaving, of the absence of the other, which virtual communication never manages to fill, and also look back at the uprisings that have been taking place over the last ten years. Founded twenty years ago in Marseille, the Aflam association works to disseminate and promote Arab cinema to all audiences, to discover little-known films, to share views and to open up spaces for discussion.

Practical information

2021 Edition

Duration 120'

Where ?
La Baleine

59 cours Julien , 6e

tel04 13 25 17 17 //


Metro - 2 stop Notre Dame Du Mont

Tram - 2 stop Canebière Garibaldi


Full price : 9€50
2 screenings at full price : 15€
2 screenings at reduced rate : 13€

Reservations at the Baleine


Photographies © DR


Organisé dans le cadre de la Saison Africa2020, avec le soutien de l'Institut français et du Comité des mécènes de la Saison Africa2020.

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