Where were you on January 14?

Episode 3: A Night at the Hotel

January 14, 2011. Nedra Ben Smail, psychoanalyst, cancels all of her sessions for the day. An "intuitive" call pushes her to go to Habib Bourguiba Avenue, like thousands of other demonstrators. Just as the police begin the crackdown, using batons and tear gas, more than a hundred people take refuge in her hotel, the Carlton, just opposite the Ministry of Interior. When the curfew is declared, she will have to manage the situation, the police, and her own relationship to the violence of the moment. She retells the events of this evening, where she is both a witness and protagonist of moments that will "break into" her life and mark a collective and individual upheaval. An audio story of a night at the hotel.


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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

Bochra Triki
Monia Ben Hamadi

music, Sound design, and mixing

Oussema Gaidi

Voice-over

Bochra Triki

Subtitles

Bochra Triki
Haïfa Mzalouat
Monia Ben Hamadi
Shams Radhouani Abdi
Yasmin Houamed

Illustration

Marwen Ben Mustapha

design

Malek Khadhraoui

dEvelopment

Aymen Jerbi

With the COLLABORATION of

Yassine Kawana and the entire Inkyfada team

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