A film that tells the story of two women with opposing political views fighting for their different versions of a democratic future, has been selected as the opening night film of the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York, USA.
The film, A REVOLUTION IN FOUR SEASONS, is set in Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2011. Over the course of Tunisia’s critical post-revolution years, it follows journalist Emna Ben Jemaa, who envisions a country governed by free speech and without the corruption of the former regime. In contrast, Jawhara Ettis of the Islamist party Ennahda, works towards a Tunisia guided by Islamic principles. The ever-present threat of Islamic extremists means their fragile political process could break down and all they have worked for could be lost. This film traces their paths from opponents, to the common obstacles they face as outspoken women.
The Margaret Mead Film Festival selectively curates films that embody the spirit, energy, and innovation demonstrated by anthropologist Margaret Mead.
Attending the post-screening discussion will be Director Jessie Deeter shall lead the crew and special guests from the film at the US premiere on October 13, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Natural History Museum (77th Street entrance).
A REVOLUTION IN FOUR SEASONS is a production of Women Make Movies, a non-profit media arts organisation and distributor that says it is not only the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world but that it has since 1972 sought to transform the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere.