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The Amazigh language 

1 July 2021

by M. Ben Aissa | 2021 | 7 min

‘The Amazigh language… between the risk of extinction and the hope of victory’ is a video documentary by Mariam Ben Aissa, a Tunisian journalist, who takes us to the south-east of Tunisia, 50 km from the governorate of Gabes, to the village of Tamazret. There lives one of the last large communities still speaking the Amazigh language in Tunisia, a language classified by UNESCO as being in danger of extinction.

Mariam describes the threats to Amazigh culture in Tunisia through the voices of four village residents, who explain the importance of transmitting and teaching the Amazigh language to safeguard this indigenous culture.