One has to have experienced oppression in order to understand and savour the real meaning of freedom of speech. On 14 January 2011 and the following days, I took photos of my fellow citizens who were demanding democracy in downtown Tunis, in front of the Ministry of the Interior. Although we were afraid, we stuck together without really worrying about our own fates. The moments I was able to record show some of the suffering experienced under dictatorship and above all the joy of people reaching out for a better world.
Musée National du Mali
Lotfi Ghariani (Tunisia)
Fragments d’un vécu en Tunisie, 2011