In the city of Sidi-Bouzid, disillusionment is rooted in a youth who is nevertheless at the origin of the hope aroused by the Tunisian revolution.
At the end of 2010, the city of Sidi-Bouzid located in the center of Tunisia, is the scene of clashes between its inhabitants and police forces in the aftermath of the suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor who set himself on fire in reaction to the seizure of his goods by the authorities. These demonstrations marked the beginning of the Tunisian revolution and raised hopes of a youth in need of recognition.
Six years later, the social situation in Sidi-Bouzid has hardly changed. Unemployment is at an all-time high among young people, especially young graduates, 46% of whom are unable to find work. The pride and enthusiasm aroused by the revolution gave way to bitterness. For these disillusioned young people, it is difficult to hold on to any hope.