Wednesday, September 9, 2015
$9 (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
The Variety Screening Room
582 Market Street, #101
To attend, please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, September 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Revolution in Four Seasons
Directed by Jessie Deeter
What happens after a revolution? "A Revolution in Four Seasons" explores the struggle for democracy in Tunisia, the country that kicked off the Arab Spring.
With an incisive vérité lens, Deeter's film tracks secular journalist Emna Ben Jemaa and Islamist Parliament member Jawhara Ettis over the course of Tunisia's critical first four years post-revolution, as both work to steer the country towards their own disparate versions of the perfect democracy. Emna fights to keep religion out of the government while Jawhara hopes to legislate a Tunisia guided by Islamic principles.
Through the eyes of these two extraordinary women working to shape their homeland's future, "A Revolution in Four Seasons" captures the evolution—by turns fitful and dramatic—of Tunisian democracy.
Moderators: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine are Emmy-award-winning producers/directors whose films include "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden" (Telluride, Berlin, 2013); "Something Ventured" (SXSW, 2011); "Ballets Russes" (Sundance, 2005); and "Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors ("Independent Lens," 2000). In 2014, they were admitted to the Documentary Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.