Star Wars in Tunisia

Exterior area Arkanis sector. The distance from the galactic center - 43 thousand light-years. Desert planet Tatooine, orbiting a binary star and is a haven for smugglers and gangsters of all stripes. For centuries, Tatooine was the site of a showdown orbital different gangs, so that the surface of the planet is literally littered with fragments of ancient space ships, buried under the desert sands. Officially Tatooine colonized centuries ago, on the planet except for the colonists of different races and natives are: fussy and annoying people Jawas and aggressive nomads Tusk. Government - complete anarchy, some power has only the king of the underworld, the representative race Hutt Jabba the Hutt.

Fans of the saga "Star Wars", I think, already have realized what was going on. Yes, I write about the native world of Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader's Sith lord and shelter for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker teacher.

On the other hand, Tatooine - a small town in the south of Tunisia, the administrative center of Tataouine Governorate. It is here that director George Lucas filmed some scenes of the famous stories. True shooting the first film "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" were not there, and in the vicinity of Matmata Berber villages, where in addition to painting landscapes lit interiors «Sidi Driss».

And the scenery of the town of the future of the Jedi were built Lucas sand hills near the city of oil a 15ti kilometers from the Algerian border (see map). Arid climate allowed them to remain practically untouched for 35 years. It's clear that while in Tunisia, not to see it - well, just can not. Especially when you go with the child before the trip who examined all six episodes of "Star Wars».

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