PBS documentary on urban regeneration in the Medina of Tunis ...
“This Dar will tell you all about the births and marriages it has experienced and share with you all of the happy and sad moments it has witnessed over the course of three centuries. You however, will also find yourself informing Dar Ben-Gacem about your dreams and aspirations for the future. You will fall in love with every corner of it, its soul has been carefully shaped by the work of Tunisian artisans and craftsmen. One could call these artisans guardians, for they have preserved their crafts for over hundreds of years. Many of these crafts are, unfortunately, in the process of becoming extinct with the passing of time and invasion of modern imitations. In Dar Ben-Gacem, the past and present harmonise. Its value not only lies in the protection of its ancient history and originality but also in its consistent restoration, according to modern standards”