The subject of the film, abstract
The historian Sonia Fellous is assinged by the C.N.R.S. (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) to make an inventory of the Jewish remains in Tunisia. There is a sense of uregency in safeguarding the cultural heritage of the Tunisian Jewish community, which is in constant decline lately.
We follow her in her work as an archaeologist across the country.
Along this journey, she tells us the history of the Jews of Tunisia and introduces us to those who live there. From the capital, Tunis, to the southern desert, we go deep into the countryside towards the most hiden villages that contain traces that we discover with her at the same time.
Ruins in peril, private collections, synagogues and abandoned cemeteries, Sonia lists all that can still be recorded.
Along this journey, the film crosses a Tunisia that is awakening to a new freedom traversed by contradictory forces: the democratic will against the religious radicalism.