Where were you on January 14?

Episode 1: Ben Ali Fled

January 14, 2011. Like thousands of Tunisians, Imed heads to downtown Tunis to demonstrate against the Ben Ali dictatorship. Avoiding police repression and a curfew set for 5pm, Imed takes refuge at his friend Zein's home, situated above Café Univers: the mythical bar on Habib Bourguiba Avenue. Night falls, the streets are empty. Imed hears a voice that breaks the silence: "Ben Ali fled!" Abdennaceur Laouini, a lawyer known in militant circles, defies the lockdown and goes out to express his joy after learning that Ben Ali had fled the country. Imed joins him, takes out his phone, and films a video that will become a symbol of this historic day.

20 minutes


Where Were You on January 14? is a podcast series produced by Inkyfada. 

Over one year, in lead up to the tenth anniversary of the revolution, Inkyfada looks back on the events of January 14, 2011 in Tunis, through the personal stories of individuals who lived it, offering an alternative documentation of contemporary history, based on various points of view.

These individuals bring us along as they retrace their experiences of this monumental day.

DirectiNg - Editing - mixing

Monia Ben Hamadi
Hazar Abidi
Bochra Triki
Yassine Kawana

Sound capture

Yassine Kawana

Music and Sound design

Oussema Gaidi


Bochra Triki


Monia Ben Hamadi 
Haïfa Mzalouat
Aymen Touihri
Shams Radhouani Abdi
Yasmin Houamed

collective Listen & feedback

Yasmin Houamed
Chayma Mehdi
Haïfa Mzalouat
Khookha MC Queer


Marwen Ben Mustapha


Malek Khadhraoui


Aymen Jerbi


The entire Inkyfada team