The below-ground «cave dwellings» of the native Berber population, designed for coolness and protection, render the city and the area around it a tourist and film makers’ attraction.The Ksour Festival is an annual festival held in Tataouine in March. In Tataouine some people speak a Berber dialect.Star Wars: Tataouine’s name became famous worldwide when George Lucas, who shot the original Star Wars film in various locations in Tunisia, named Luke Skywalker’s fictional home planet Tatooine.
X-Files: Tataouine appeared in the end of the movie The X-Files as Foum Tataouine, where an extraterrestrial viral experiment facility was located.