“Rose of the Desert” is the local name of Douz, a Tunisian oasis town. Home to the annual 4-day event, the International Festival of the Sahara. The festival preserves Northern African Berber traditions and is a place for locals to celebrate the new year.
The project shifts its gaze to contemporary Tunisians living in this rural part of Tunisia, exploring the clash of modern and historic desert culture at the festival not necessarily featured in mainstream media.
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