Watch videos of "Paradises of the Earth" Web Documentary - Tunisia

23 November 2017 - 8:15am
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First Episode - Gabes: Watch now!

This episode follows an international solidarity caravan to the first stop of the trip: the mediterranean oasis of Gabes in southern #Tunisia, where the installation of a chemical phosphate factory on its shores caused an ecocide deeply impacting fishing, agriculture, water resources and people's livelihoods.

To learn more about "Paradises of the Earth", visit the websitte now: http://www.paradisesoftheearth.com/

Second episode - Redeyef : Watch now!

This episode follows an international solidarity caravan to the second stop of the trip: Redeyef, a marginalised and polluted town in #Tunisia's phosphate mining basin. Back in 2008, it was the site of the longest popular uprising in Tunisia's modern history, violently repressed by Ben Ali's regime. These events are considered to be the first spark that ignited the 2011 revolution. Seven years after, the extractivist model of development still means resource pillaging, unemployment and environmental degradation in the region.

Third Episode - Oum Laarayes: Watch now!

The third episode of the ground-breaking web documentary series #ParadisesOfTheEarth follows an international solidarity caravan to the third stop of the trip: Oum Laarayes, another marginalised and polluted mining town in #Tunisia. Several issues were discussed in this episode – from the neocolonial nature of mining to the urgency of the requests sought by social movements including jobs, better infrastructure and access to water.

 

Fourth Episode - Jemna, to be released on 26 Nov:

This episode is about the final stop of the international solidarity caravan: the hope-filled experience of the collectivised lands in Jemna. Over the past several years, the people of Jemna, a region in southern Tunisia famous for its excellent quality dates called Deglet Nour (the dates of light), have been engaged in an important and inspiring struggle around land rights.

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