Tunisia looks to ‘Star Wars’ sites as ‘a new hope’ for tourism

By PBS Newshour
Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:32 EDT
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Actor Harrison Ford's Han Solo character from 'Return of the Jedi' is shown on screen while musicians perform during 'Star Wars In Concert' at the Orleans Arena on May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada [AFP]
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It was not that long ago nor very far, far away when “Star Wars” landed in Tunisia. Seven Tunisian cities have been used as the desert planet Tatooine in five of the six “Star Wars” films between 1977 and 2005. Since the films’ releases —…

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