The Jerid holds the greatest number of Star Wars filming locations - five. Lucasfilm used the area for both A New Hope in 1975 and The Phantom Menace in 1996. Several of the outdoor sets have been left intact at the request of the Tunisian tourist authority and can be visited for free. Early in 2000 Lucasfilm is returning to the area to film location scenes for Episode 2. With a bit of luck (and a lot of money) the new locations will be covered in a second visit in 2001.
Chott el-Gharsa - on the fringes of this salt lake scenes from The Phantom Menace were filmed, including Darth Maul's arrival and pursuit of the heroes, Mos Espa, the Royal Starship landing site and the duel between Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul to name but a few. Because of the vast number of shots done here this location is broken into 3 sections: Darth Maul's Lookout, Royal Starship Landing, Jedi Duel & Slave Quarters IV and Mos Espa
Sidi Bouhlel - after Death Valley, the Valley of the Kings and the Grand Canyon this is probably one of the most famous valleys in the world. Not only was it used for the Jundland Wastes in A New Hope, it was also used for Raiders of the Lost Ark (the rest of the Raiders locations are no more than a mile away) and more recently The English Patient
Chott el-Jerid - set out on the edge of the Chott el-Jerid was the surface location of the Lars' family homestead. Here Uncle Owen purchased his new droids and Luke stared into a far-away future.
La Grande Dune - chronologically this is where Tataooine begins. At the base of this large sand dune the droids first set foot onto Luke's homeworld, C-3PO got lost in the Dune Sea and the Empire began its hunt for the stolen Death Star plans.
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