A Revolution in Four Seasons

Jessie Deeter
| USA
| 2016
| 90 min

This seminal film tells the story of two women with opposing political views, fighting for different versions of a democratic future for Tunisia. Emna, a journalist, advocates for a western modelled secular state, while Jawhara works with the Islamist party aiming for a democracy guided by Islamic principles. Though the women never meet on screen, director Jessie Deeter uses the tension between them to explore the complexities within and between their political views. This intimate film follows the women as they mature, over four years, from idealists into prominent political operatives. While they navigate the tricky terrain of being political women, wives, and mothers, their lives are changing in tandem with their country.

Director
Jessie Deeter
Producer
Jessie Deeter
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2016