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Chenini: Ancient Berber Village


Chenini, Tunisia

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In this video, top contributor Fabio Knoll uses his drone to create an aerial portrait of Chenini, a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district of southern Tunisia.  The village had been a fortified granary. Famously, the Tataouine area was the filming location for "Tatooine", the fictional planet of the Star Wars series.  Iconic scenes filmed in this area include the famous "argument" between Threepio and Artoo in the original film, now known officially as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).

El Jem: Ancient Roman Theater


Amphitheatre of El Jem

Fabio Knol...

Check out this drone video of the ancient El Jem amphitheater in North Africa, compliments of Fabio Knoll.  The amphitheatre El Jem was built in 238 AD in present-day El Djem, which lies along the country's eastern Mediterranean coastline and was part of the Roman province of Africa.  Seating an estimated 35k spectators, it was one of the largest in the world.  Considered one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Africa, the amphitheater was used to film the 1979 comedy classic, Monty Python's Life of Brian.  



Kairouan, Tunisia


Kairouan is one of the cultural gems of the North African country of Tunisia.  Seen in this drone video, it's the capital of the province of the same name in the northeastern part of the country.  Founded n the 7th century, it occupies an important position in the worldwide religion of Islam.  Kairouan has also made its way into popular culture via the movies: the city "played the role" of 1930's Cairo in the 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark, the inaugural film of the Indiana Jones series.

Camels in Tunisia


Morning Commute in Tunisia

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Top contributor Bbloss put this video together from his trip to the North African country Tunisia.  No matter how many drone videos you've seen, you probably haven't seen many from a camel-borne pilot.  That's what you'll get here; most of the video was shot riding a (two hump) camel on the Mediterranean coastline, where the Sahara desert goes right up to the sea.  The video wraps up with a beautiful sunset shot of a hilltop town somewhere in the vast Sahara desert, which covers most of the country's land area.

Rally Race in the Tunisian Desert


Tunisia Desert Challenge

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Check out this incredible drone video of a rally race through the Sahara Desert in Tunisia, compliments of AirVuz contributor FLY DOG.  He was able to film the Tunisia Desert Challenge, an eight stage race which covers about 1.6k mi. (around 2.6k km) through the southern part of this large North African country.  The race involved nearly 300 vehicles (cars, trucks and motorcycles) making their way across some of the world's most iconic desert scenery, including spots used to film parts of the Star Wars movie series.  

Abandoned Berber Village in the Dorsal


Zriba Olia: Abandoned Berber Village in Zaghouan, Tunisia

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New AirVuz contributor Jackson Groves brings us this excellent drone video of an abandoned Berber village in Tunisia.  It's called Zriba Olia, and it's located about a half hour drive from Zaghouan, in the interior of the northeastern part of the country.  This area is near the southern extent of the Dorsal, an eastern extension of the Atlas Mountains that run through the northern parts of Algeria and Morocco and which are the traditional home of the Berber ethnic group.  The village shown was abandoned in the 1960's.  

Cape Bon Peninsula: Kelibia


Amazing sunset from Kelibia, Tunisia


Contributor and pilot Thevmaker used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this stunning aerial video of Kelibia, a small town in the very northeastern corner of Tunisia in North Africa.  It's situated at the tip of the Cape Bon Peninsula, which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea.  The beaches of Kelibia are considered some of the finest in the Mediterranean region.  At the :16 mark in the video, you'll get a look at the Kelibia Fort, a 16th century structure that is the city's most distinctive feature.

Flamingos on Cape Bon


Flying with Flamingos


Contributor and pilot Thevmaker created this stunning drone video of a wetland area on the eastern shore of Cape Bon in Tunisia, North Africa.  The Cape extends out from the mainland in a northeasterly direction like a finger pointed at Sicily in Italy.  On its eastern side is the town of Korba, whose lagoons are home to some of the finest bird populations in the region.  In the video, you'll get an epic aerial view of the lagoons as well as a large flock of flamingos who depend on the wetland for survival.  

Tozeur: Desert Crossing


Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia.


Clandistino Production brings us this drone video of a town called Tozeur in Tunisia.  It's an oasis city northwest of the Chott el Djerid saltwater lake, in the west-central part of the country.  In pre-vehicular times, it was an important place relative to busy crossing points of the Sahara Desert.  In the modern age, it's served as the base area for movie filming which has taken place in the nearby "Star Wars Canyon" as well as the nearby salt lakes, all of which have been used extensively as filming locations.

Planet Tatooine


Drone Tribute to Planet Tatooine


Tunisia has a long connection with the Star Wars series.  It was a primary filming location for the original Star Wars film (1977, now called Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).  A district called Tataouine in south-central Tunisia inspired the fictional Planet Tatooine, one of the main locations of both episodes.  In this video, contributor Thevmaker created this surreal drone's eye view of this now-famous piece of the Sahara Desert. 

Temple near Star Wars Canyon


Sidi Bouhel in Tunisia


Sidi Bouhel is a town in southwestern Tunisia, near the town of Tozeur.  It is situated atop a ravine which now goes by the name Star Wars Canyon.  The canyon was the filming location for several scenes in the original Star Wars movie, now officially Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).  It appeared in a later installment of the series, and was also used in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and the English Patient (1996).  Get a bird's eye view of the famous canyon in this drone video by Clandestino Productions.  

Chott el Djerid, Saltwater Lake


Chott el Djerid


AirVuz contributor Clandestino Productions brings us this drone video of Chott el Djerid, a giant saltwater lake in southern Tunisia.  It's basically a giant salt pan, the largest in the Sahara Desert.  It was one of several unusual geological features that drew Star Wars creator George Lucas to the region in the mid-1970's.  The result was that Chott el Djerid was used as a filming location for planet Tattoine; the scene where Luke Skywalker takes his  landspeeder to search for R2-D2 was filmed here.



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