January 14, 2011. Like thousands of others, Bakhta El Cadhi, a trade unionist and feminist activist, and her daughter Haifa Jmour head to the protests. When police violence breaks out, they are separated and obligated to take refuge in different apartments in the city center, just a few dozen meters from each other. But behind the doors of these apartments, their experiences of this historic day will greatly diverge.
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.
January 14, 2011. In this second episode of the series, photographer Hamideddine Bouali's destiny changes right after celebrating his 50th birthday. Hamideddine says it himself, he was not an activist, and "like most Tunisians" he was afraid. Before, he captured photos of Sidi Bou Saïd or the Medina, but on this Friday, January 14, he found the courage to immortalize this historic day "at close range." From rooftops and balconies, he documents unprecedented scenes, following the procession of Helmi, a young man killed the day before, to the front steps of the Ministry of Interior. The photographer tells the story behind the images stored in Tunisia's collective memory.