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Shifting Poles

Through the stories of Rania and Omar, the podcast "Entre-pôles" paints the real picture of psychiatric disorders in Tunisia, by allowing health professionals and those concerned to speak. Against a backdrop of humour and bitterness, they share their experiences and, each in their own way, attempt to deconstruct the reality of bipolar disorders and the situation of the psychiatric system in Tunisia.
30 March 2022
series Shifting Poles 64659

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The Rebellious wings

This episode marks the final chapter of the immersion into the particular worlds of artists Rania and Omar, navigating the labyrinths of suffering from bipolar disorder.

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EPISODE 2

Two flew over the swallow's nest

"The first time you walk in there, you don't understand anything," Omar describes. In this episode, Rania and Omar tell us about the circumstances of their admission to the Razi psychiatric hospital, their impressions, and their interactions with the patients and medical staff. Their voices, like memory books, plunge us into the heart of this institution and their daily lives.
EPISODE 1

Journey to the end of the indescribable

This first episode is a seamless immersion into the individual worlds of Rania and Omar as they recount their journeys and experiences, as well as the preconceived notions surrounding bipolarity, oscillating between laughter and bitterness. 

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