The superhero of Tunis
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Why I dress as a superhero in Tunisia

Artist and film director Moufida Fedhila is famous for dressing up as a superhero who takes to the streets of Tunis to inspire young Tunisians to see their future in their own country.

She created her own superhero, called Super-Tunisian, in the run-up to the 2011 election which followed the mass protests that ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Ahead of that vote, she wanted to highlight civil rights and women’s rights amid a chaotic political scene. So, does Tunisia still need a superhero for its fragile, democratic transition?

Ms Fedhila tells BBC Africa her story.

  • 21 Jul 2016
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