Beyond The Jasmine : I Documented The Everyday Life Of Tunisia After The Jasmine Revolution
On 17 December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a young vegetable merchant, sets himself on fire as a protest against oppression and against a president that had denied him and millions of other young people the right to dream of a better future. In the days that followed, young people flooded the streets of Tunisia, demanding for the president Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali to step down. The regime tried to crush the revolt, but the president Ben Ali eventually gave up, and on January 14 he left the country he had ruled for 23 years.
In the past six years, Tunisia has gone through an extensive political and sociocultural transformation.
This project explores how after six years, the conflict is still affecting the youth and the working class, and how they’re struggling to march towards a better future.
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The project explores how after six years, the conflict is still affecting the youth and the working class, and how they’re struggling to march towards a better future
I asked people if the revolution was worth it
The tag reads “I’m not forgiving you”
“Nothing is the same anymore”
Everything is closed on Friday
An old bicycle parked in an alley, the tag reads “Filth”
“What are your thoughts on the revolution?”
“What about freedom of speech?”
“We are marching towards a better future.”