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Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 52 (in minutes)

"Colocynth" is a wild plant which nourishes on the Tunisian soil. Its fruit gives a very bitter pulp. This bitter taste is also the fruit of a language used by people who were born before or after March, 20, 1956, the date of Tunisian Independence. These speeches, or rather narratives, of people of various age, sex, and of different ideologies, reveal the ill-treatment they experienced during the period of their detention and imprisonment at both physical and psychological levels. They paid a very high price to win the right to express different opinions and views from those held by the regime at that time. "Colocynth" explores an inhuman past and aims at stopping the pain, hence bitterness, and making sure such atrocities will not happen in the future.

A film by Mahmoud JEMNI

Tunisia, 2012, Documentary, 52 mins, Politics / History / Social Living

Country: Tunisi
Year: 2012
Type: Documentary
Duration: 52 mins
Genre: Politics / History / Social Living

Produced by Mahmoud Jemni

Directed by Mahmoud Jemni
Written by Mahmoud Jemni
Photography : Ali Ben Abdallah, Chokri Sallami, Habib Mestiri, Hakim Boujemâa, Mohamed Kassab
Sound: Imed Methneni
Editing: Larbi Ben Ali
Music: Ali Chems Eddine
Press officer: Naceur Sardi

Line Production: PLAY Production

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"الحنظل" نبتة بريّة تتواجد بكثرة على التراب التونسي. ثمارها شديدة المرارة.
نفس الطعم المر نجده في تعابير بعض ممن ولدوا قبل الاستقلال في 20 مارس 1956
و حتى من بعده.
رغم اختلاف العمر و الجنس و الانتماء السياسي تبقى شهاداتهم و ذكرياتهم تعبيرا على ما نالهم من تعذيب جسدي و معنوي و نفسي طوال فترة اعتقالهم و سجنهم. لقد دفعوا ثمنا باهظا من أجل حقهم في التعبير على آراء تخالف النظام.
"حنظل" يكشف عن ماض لا انساني حتى ينتهي الوجع و تخمد المرارة و حتى لا يشوب مستقبلنا تلك الوحشية

وثائقي 52 دق 2012

المخرج: محمود الجمني
الصورة: علي بن عبد الله - شكري السلامي - حبيب المستيري - حكيم بوجمعة - محمد كسّاب
الصوت: عماد المثناني
التركيب: العربي بن علي
الموسيقى: علي شمس الدين
ملحق صحفي: الناصر الصردي
الإنتاج: محمود الجمني
Play production: منتج منفذ


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