In the outskirts of the Tunisian capital there is the graveyard of Jallez. Every day long silhouettes dwell about this immense place, looking for a job and some hope. This documentary develops into a serene reflection of a place where shadows rule, of small life in a place of death. In voice-over an anonymous man tells the story of his existence as a supplier of services on the graveyard, his shame and loneliness. “They say the dead have gone to heaven. The living are the ones who raise fear. The dead give me life.” Touijer observes and patiently records a poetical contemplation on the taboo of death and the fear of living.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Format DVCAM(DVCAM)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col.
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 00:24:23
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: French
    Spoken: Tunisian
  • Artists