The Arab Spring in North Africa: 6 years later

 

It's been six years since a wave of revolution spread across the Middle East and North Africa calling for freedom and better economic conditions. Hope was mostly overshadowed by the chaos that ensued after the overthrow of authoritarian regimes. Every country is going through its own, complicated development. One World will show you the situation in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. 

The documentary A Revolution in Four Seasons shows the aftermath of the overthrow of the authoritarian regime in Tunisia. Two women, one of whom joined the secular, pro-democracy party and another who joined a moderate Islamic party, are looking for a way to redefine the political shape of Tunisia as a democratic state. The film follows their courageous fight for better conditions and reveals post-revolution Tunisia's path to a new constitution.

The documentary The Black Sheep is imbued with disappointment about the country's post-revolutionary development. The main character Ausman – born a Muslim but now an atheist – looks for a place in the middle of chaotic events and experiences disillusion with the new direction of his native country, which instead of democracy is caught up in clan warfare and the terror of Islamist groups.

We recommend that you do not miss the great film Tickling Giants about Dr Bassem Youssef – an Egyptian surgeon who decided to leave a career in medicine and start his own talk show in the style of Jon Stewart. While Stewart has around two million followers, Bassem is soon followed by 30 million Egyptians, because he has the courage to use humour and satire to question authority and developments in Egypt after the overthrow of President Mubarak. His free voice of protest, with which so many people identify, is opposed first by Mohamed Morsi and then by General Sisi by means of repression and threats. 


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