The Dictator’s Last Calls

Production: BBC News Arabic
Country: UK
Year: 2022
Duration: 15'
Directed by: Emir Nader

The Dictator’s Last Calls, an animated film by BBC News Arabic, reconstructs the last hours of former Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Ben Ali remained at the helm of the country until January 2011, when a wave of protests forced his resignation and exile to Saudi Arabia. The unreleased recordings in this documentary reveal the phone calls that helped enshrine the end of a 23-year dictatorship and unleash a wave of revolutions across the Middle East.

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