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Tunisia, justice in transition

September 26, 20187:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
The documentary will be screened in the original version with subtitles in Spanish, and afterwards a colloquium will be held (in Spanish) with the attending audience.

On Wednesday, September 26, Casa Árabe has organized this film screening and debate, which will include attendance by Ricard González, a political scientist and correspondent in Tunisia for  El País, as well as one of the co-authors of the documentary, with Ester Muñoz, of the Human Rights program at Deusto University.

The events will be presented by Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s International Politics Coordinator.

Latifa Matmaty spent more than 15 years looking for her husband Kamel, who disappeared after being arrested in 1991. Matmaty was a known labor union member and political activist, risky undertakings during the Ben Ali dictatorship. After the year 2011 revolution that brought down Ben Ali, Latifa’s dreams of justice were revived because of the creation of the Truth and Dignity Commission, an entity responsible for investigating the past tortures, humiliations and losses. Just a few months after its mandate came to an end, the Commission had received over 62,000 reports submitted by victims. This experience is unique in the region, because Tunisia has stood out from other countries affected by what are called the “Arab Springs,” which have broken down into civil wars or new forms of authoritarianism. However, success is still not guaranteed.
Tunisia, justice in transition