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In Lina's Footsteps | Special Episode

January 14, 2020. Lina Ben Mhenni's health condition is deteriorating. Lina passed away only a few days later on January 27, 2020. In this podcast episode, Lina's friends share their accounts of her, telling us about her activism before and after January 14, her health struggles, and lasting impressions of her. An episode that pieces together fragments of contemporary Tunisian history, through the accounts of Lina.

A Bullet Straight to the Heart

Throughout the previous episodes, the arrival of Helmi’s funeral procession on Avenue Habib Bourguiba often resurfaces. Ten years later, the circumstances of his death remain unclear. The testimonies of his relatives, interspersed with excerpts from previous episodes, make it possible to reconstruct part of the story: that of a young man and a dictator with interlinked destinies.

A Child's Gaze

January 14th, 2011. Saïf, 12, goes with his* mother to the Avenue. Until the following morning, he would experience things that would mark him for life. Saïf's account of January 14th adds new insight from a child’s perspective. With a great deal of self-distance, ease and tenderness, Saïf recounts his strained yet tender relationship with a mother who ultimately taught him the true meaning of the word "freedom".

Emergency Exit

January 14th, 2011. Alaeddine Slim goes to the avenue to demonstrate. He won't be going home until the next day, after an entire night of unthinkable ordeals. Ala recalls how his office became a place of refuge for 57 people, and how in the middle of the night, some of them had ended up in the Ministry of the Interior, which was being used as a makeshift detention centre.

Behind the Walls of the Interior

January 14, 2011. Malek is on Habib Bourguiba Avenue but has no idea of what's happening on the ground. He has been imprisoned for days in the Ministry of Interior holding cells. Malek, a young student and opponent of the Ben Ali regime, describes the cellars of the Ministry, the police violence and the notion of losing time.

The Trojan Horse

On January 14, 2011. Haikel Hazgui (or 'Nash' as his friends call him), defies the authority of his family to confront the authority of Ben Ali's regime. Between Jebeniana, his hometown, and Tunis, he closely follows the events of the revolution. In this episode, Nash recounts the lesser known "forgotten battles". like the one that took place on Jean Jaurès Avenue, only a few meters from Habib Bourguiba Avenue. 
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Inkyfada joined the global podcast boom in 2017, when the team produced the first Tunisian audio documentary, diving deep into the belly of the El Kamour struggle taking place in the desert.
Since then, Inkyfada Podcast has produced a wide variety of documentaries, investigations, and podcast series, as well as articles accompanied by music; covering a multitude of contemporary issues in order to offer an immersive and alternative podcast experience.
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