Bourguiba: the decision and modernity man
Collection titleSpecial program for the eleventh anniversary of Hbib Bourguiba's death
First broadcast date2011
AbstractSpecial program for the eleventh anniversary of Leader Hbib Bourguiba's death, entitled: "Bourguiba: Bourguiba: the man of decision and modernity”. As a start, an extract from Bourguiba’s discourse in the 60s (the first President of the Republic in 1957, who is granted permanent presidency). Then his funerals, in the presence of presidents of the Arabic and Western countries. We will then discover some declarations and positioning of political and media figures about him: -Paying a tribute to his devotion, his seriousness, his popularity and his political wisdom. -Presentation of his major political positions about women’s liberation, free education, the fight against illiteracy and social climbing. -His success to reach national unity in a country that undergone tribal divisions. To conclude, we watch black and white pictures archives, a testimony of Bourguiba’s fight and position in respect to the Palestinian cause and Arab entity. It is important to underline that Bourguiba is the founder of secularism, in Tunisia.
- Tunisian TV - Own production
BroadcasterTélévision Tunisienne - Télévision Tunisienne 1
- Al-Filali Mustapha
- Al-Mastiri Ahmad
- Ben Jedou Ghassan
Primary themeContemporary historical challenges 19th-20th c.
Credits / Cast
- Al-Guidawi Hamadi - Journalist
Period of events
- Tunisia - North - Monastir
Media running time26m1
Additional informationHabib Bourguiba was born on August 3rd, 1903, in Monsatir, in a humble family, and passed away on April 6th, 2000. He studies at Sadiki Highschool, then joins the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in Paris, and graduates in 1927. He then comes back to Tunisia to become a lawyer. On March 2nd, 1934, he creates "Destour", a political party that fights for the independence of the country. He is put in detention on various occasions, between September 3rd, 1934, and June, 1955. On June 3rd, 1955, he signs an agreement with France, thus allowing Tunisia to get it internal independence. Among his major works, let’s quote the edition of the magazine “Code of personal status”, dating back to August 13th, 1956.
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