Where were you on January 14?

Episode 4: a Police Station on Fire

January 14, 2011. A house in La Goulette which serves as HQ for the Revolution, a dozen friends, and a protest to prepare for. At 11am, they head towards the city center. Separated for hours and after many twists and turns, they each find their way back to La Goulette. When they arrive, the police station next to their house is in flames, and the group reluctantly decides to put the fire out. More than nine years later, digitally connected across different countries, Ghazi, Marion, Virginia, Wissal, Boumjida, Tarek, Juliette, Hayder, Charlene and Harzalli remember this unforgettable day and night. In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, they also compare this current moment to the past.

33 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.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this episode was created remotely.


Bochra Triki
Monia Ben Hamadi

musiC, Editing, Sound Design, Mixing

Oussema Gaidi


Bochra Triki


Bochra Triki
Haïfa Mzalouat
Monia Ben Hamadi
Roua Khlifi
Yasmin Houamed

Music sample

Lab'Z Orchestra


Marwen Ben Mustapha


Malek Khadhraoui


Aymen Jerbi

With the collaboration of

Yassine Kawana and the entire Inkyfada team