Chott el Jerid (Arabic: شط الجريد) is a dry salt lake in southwest 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.

Lucasfilm and crew returned here to shoot the Tatooine sequences for Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The sets from the original movie—which had been taken down—were rebuilt in 2000 to the exact specifications from the original plans, on the exact same spot and with attention to detail to recreate the very same building as from twenty-five years earlier.

The site was renovated by fans between 2010 and 2012. The man-made craters are still there.


Shmis funeral

Shmi Skywalker Lars's funeral in Attack of the Clones

Obi-Wan arriving at homestead

The Lars homestead in Revenge of the Sith

ROTS final shot

The final shot of Revenge of the Sith

Great Chott Salt Flat

Jawas bringing droids 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 Ouled 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 - Villa del Balbianello - Whippendell Woods
North America
Death Valley - Skywalker Ranch - Tikal - Yuma
Asia and Australia
Fox Studios, Sydney - Guilin - Phuket
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