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

23 November 2017 - 8:15am

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.

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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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A year ago this rural community used direct democracy to stop what would have been the world’s largest gold mine. Their example has inspired 50 Colombian communities to challenge corporate exploitation through popular consultations and revolutionised the Colombian presidential debate. 25-30 March they visit London to share their vision for a just, sustainable future.

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Event: "Curfew" Contemporary dance by El-Funoun & Hawiyya

16 March 2018 - 5:30pm

War on Want is happy to be supporting “Curfew”, a contemporary dance production performed by El-Funoun (Palestine) and Hawiyya Dance Company (UK), presented by Arts Canteen. "Curfew" is a thought-provoking contemporary dance production that encourages individuals to self-reflect and take action in front of injustice.

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