Chott el Jerid

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Chott El Jerid (Arabic: شط الجريد) is a dry salt lake in south-west Tunisia.

The salt flats were used for the exterior of the Lars homestead on Tatooine. The interior was filmed in Hôtel Sidi Driss, which is located in Matmata, 300 kilometers away. The sets from the original movie—which had been taken down—were rebuilt in 2000 to the exact specifications from the original plans. The man-made craters are still there. Lucasfilm and crew returned here to shoot the Tatooine sequences for Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It is all a new construction, built in 2000, on the exact same spot and with attention to details insofar as recreating the very same building as from thirty years earlier. The site was renovated by fans between 2010 and 2012.


Owen'shouse screenshot2

Shmi Skywalker's funeral in Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode III - Chapter 49 - Lars homestead

The Lars homestead in Revenge of the Sith

Owen'shouse screenshot4

The final shot of Revenge of the Sith

Great Chott Salt Flat

Jawas bringing robots for sale to the Lars homestead in A New Hope

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Filming locations
Ajim - Chott el Jerid - Djerba - Grand Dune - Hôtel Sidi Driss - Ksar Hadada - Ksar Medenine - Ksar Oueld Soltane - Oung Jmel - Sidi Bouhlel - Sidi Jemour - Tataouine
Caserta Palace - Ealing Studios - Elstree Studios - Finse - Grindelwald - Lake Como - Leavesden Studios - Mount Etna - Pinewood Studios - Plaza de España - Shepperton Studios - Whippendell Woods
North America
Death Valley - Tikal - Yuma
Asia and Australia
Fox Studios, Sydney - Guilin - Phuket

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