Life-changing events that re-write the rules rarely come with instruction manuals. When Tunisians overthrew the autocratic President Ben Ali in 2011, their core demands seemed to be simple – Jobs, Freedom, and Dignity. But over the years, the ‘simple’ got complicated.
Ten years on, Tunisia’s democratic change has fallen short of mending economic and social inequalities, bringing thousands out onto the streets almost annually to demand change.
In this short film, the BBC’s North Africa correspondent, Rana Jawad, examines the underlying struggles beyond the people’s core demands, as young Tunisians strive to live in and shape the post-revolution dream.
00:00 – Why are so many Tunisians protesting?
01:09 – A bit of background
02:38 – Act I: Growing up in a new democracy
04:52 – Act II: The economic crisis
08:16 – Act III: Where is Tunisia now?
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