Zarzis. This morning, the sea is aflame with sparkling sunbeams. Children already play at the edge of the beach. A tourist couple energetically snaps photos of the seaside, children and houses along the shoreline.
The film allows us to encounter Tunisians, people whose stories we usually never hear, whose faces we never see: fishermen, women, children coming out of school, young people with their dreams and their computers, security guards at temples, and anyone else who wanted to talk about their lives.
"Come and see us when the wind brings you to these places where modest people dream and work. Try not to forget us after having shared our meal – the sign of our alliance – with us, and above all, make your film reflect our reality, our dreams, our hopes,” says a fisherman one morning…
I remained true to my word and I’ve fashioned a film that is an ode to words in a country where they are no longer allowed to be expressed.