I didn’t cry on the first night. I wasn’t afraid. I just felt like a nobody. I quickly understood that I had to stay strong, or else I would never be able to survive in there". Mariem* spent nine days in prison. She recounts her experience behind bars, the relationships between inmates, the sometimes violent prison guards, and various strategies to kill time when it seems immeasurable.
Hamrouni* and Aziz* practice the same profession without having the same rights. She works legally, while he works in secret. From their interactions with the police to the passing gazes of local residents, their daily lives are not at all alike.