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Trials of Spring

A Feminist Carries on the Dream of the Tunisian Revolution

Jun 08, 2015 | 6 videos
Video by Mona Eldaief and Lauren Feeney

Ghazala Mhamdi grew up in Tunisia's phosphate mining basin, where corruption was rampant under longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. There, in the mineral-rich area in central Tunisia, was where protests began in the years leading up to the eventual fall of the regime. "Everyone agrees the 2008 protests were the first nail in the coffin the Ben Ali regime," Mhamdi says in this short film. This is the first video in The Trials of Spring, a six-part series about women who were in the front lines of the revolutions of the Arab Spring.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

About This Series

A six-part series about women who were in the front lines of the revolutions of the Arab Spring