With TUNSIA, Clyde Chabot leans on her family migration story to invite every one to punge into his own memory, to question migratory flows, fear and desire of the other one and our foreigner representation.
Her ancestors left Sicily at the end of 19th century for Tunisia . Then, in 1956, new migration for France. Today, she is wondering about the disappeareance of two cultures – Sicilian and Tunisian – in her own life. Once her integration into the french society done sucessfully, what was lost ?
She realized interviews with her mother and her aunt who lived in Tunisia until the independance. A travel in Tunisia with her daughter in February 2015, on her ancestors tracks, awaken thoughts, sensations, inspirations.
Giving the material of TUNISIA, a show mixing texts and images, « family archeology » and fiction, tragedy and humor, reflection onto the history and the colonial present of France and Tunisia today.
Tunisia is the second part after SICILIA of Clyde Chabot’s autofictional solo. This part is realized with the complicity of Stéphane Olry. The text was edited with SICILIA’s one at Cygnes editions.