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.
30 May 2022
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Cet épisode marque le dernier chapitre de l’immersion naviguant à travers les labyrinthes des univers particuliers des deux artistes, souffrant de troubles bipolaires, Rania et Omar.
هذه الحلقة هي الفصل الأخير من رحلة الغوص في متاهات العالميْن المحمومين باضطراب ثنائيي القطب لفنّانيْنا، عمر ورانية.
Created by
Rim Harrabi
Anas Aissaoui
Nadya Zarrougui
Graphic design
Yasser Jeridi
Mixing & Sound design
Oussema Gaidi
Rym Amami

"These illnesses are really hard on those who suffer and their family. They are not hard on society. Nobody cares", says Omar.

"I tried to commit suicide when I was 13, what would make a child want to commit suicide?" Rania asks.

"Anyway, I went back to Razi."

Both of them open up about the impact of their illnesses. Through sad and sometimes appalling anecdotes and memories of their return to Razi psychiatric hospital, we get to know more about their views on this type of institution and the disastrous effects of the medications that are often arbitrarily administered to patients.

On the other hand, both of them also share their respective safe havens and escape routes that allow them to breathe amidst all the ups and downs. 

*This podcast contains difficult passages that may be offensive to some people.

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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.

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