Dora Dalila Cheffi sees her art—whether painting, filmmaking or sculpting—as learning. The Finnish-Tunisian artist grew up in Helsinki, and only knew Tunisia through childhood summer visits to her father’s side of the family in Sfax, an industrial port town. In 2018, at the age of 28, she relocated to Tunis after graduating from art school. She wanted to connect with her father’s country—although he himself wasn’t initially thrilled with the decision, as he didn’t see Tunisia as a place with This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Arts & Culture Issue 41 The Cowboys of Tuscany In Italy’s unruly Maremma, a handful of horsemen corral cattle at breakneck speeds. Arts & Culture Issue 41 The Lighthouse Keeper of Beirut Victor Chebli has weathered storms, war and three kidnappings to maintain his family’s shining legacy. Arts & Culture Design Issue 41 Tile Making in Mallorca Biel Huguet charts the history of his island in colorful cement. Arts & Culture Issue 41 A Cinema in Tangier The artist Yto Barrada on co-founding a cinema for the city that inspires her art. Arts & Culture Issue 41 A Desperate Crossing Olivia Spili, of the NGO Sea-Watch, details a very different Mediterranean reality.