A benefit evening dedicated to children living in the Medina in Tunis who dream about making films and creating a better world.
Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia has struggled with serious political and economical issues. Although it has remained democratic, the economy is strained, the security situation remains precarious and the country continuously tries to find a balance between protecting democratic freedoms and battling the forces, which want to destroy these freedoms. Recent terrorists attacks at the Bordo National Museum in Tunis and in Sousse only deepened the economical struggle directly effecting the tourist industry.
Many people feel blocked and hopeless, but artists keep fighting through their art for freedom of expression and democracy. During the evening we presented profiles of some Tunisian visual artists, poets and musicians. We also had a Skype interview with a writer and journalist Hatem Bourial.
The aim of the evening was to raise the money for the children film club in Tunis, but most importantly it was about raising the awareness of the situation in Tunisia and sharing the work of incredible artists who live there.