On The Crossbar

The film goes back to the settings of 77-78 in Tunisia, a year full of events and exciting political turmoil in which the country also lived on the impact of the achievements of the national football team that qualified for the World Cup for the first time in history.

On the Crossbar tells the story of the fiercest clash between the trade union organization (UGT) and the regime during the general strike of 26 January 1978 in Tunisia, during which more than 600 people were killed in the worst toll in Tunisia's history. The clash started with the union's demand for its independence in the circumstances of the succession of the "sick" President Habib Bourguiba. During the same period, the Tunisian national football team was playing its qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup. Contrary to what was expected, the team's career exceeded the qualifiers and brought it to the limits of the World Cup, in stunning harmony with the escalation of events in the country.

Country of production: Tunisia


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