A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . parts of the “Star Wars” films were shot in Tunisia. Now the desert is threatening to reclaim some of the movie sets. But there is a new hope, as the empire strikes back with a tourism campaign that Tunisia hopes will lead to the return of the Jedi and other fans of the movies — along with revenue for the country and a chance to save one of the sets.
April 30, 2014 “Star Wars” fans dressed as Stormtroopers parade along Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. It was part of a campaign to encourage tourists to return to this sunny desert-and-beach nation in North Africa. Aimen Zine/AP Buy Photo