A Path to Redress: Transitional Justice in Tunisia

“There is also the question of memory. It is necessary that all that happened becomes part of the national memory. And this will be a guarantee against the return of the dictatorship.” — Ridha Barakati, Tunisian Activist

02/15/2022

“There is also the question of memory. It is necessary that all that happened becomes part of the national memory. And this will be a guarantee against the return of the dictatorship.” — Ridha Barakati, Tunisian Activist

In early 2011, the Tunisian Revolution succeeded in ousting the dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, inspiring the Arab Spring that spread across the region. Two years later, the national assembly passed the historic Transitional Justice Law, which created the Truth and Dignity Commission to investigate gross human rights violations, the Specialized Chambers to pursue criminal accountability, and the Dignity Fund to allocate reparations to victims. This film follows the story of six victims as they navigate the path to justice in Tunisia.