About the Program
In this documentary, Emna and Jawhara, two politically opposed women, are both fighting to shape their lives and the political future of Tunisia.
During Tunisia’s post-revolution years, journalist Emna imagines a country governed by free speech and without the corruption of the former regime, whereas Jawhara envisions a Tunisia guided by Islamic principles. Still, both must navigate the treatment of women in Tunisia, balancing their political roles in public with marriage and motherhood at home. Directed by Jessie Deeter. (2016, 90 min. No MPAA rating. In English, French, and Arabic with English subtitles.)
A Q&A with director Jessie Deeter follows the screening.
This program is made possible by the generous support of The Richard Orgell Family Foundation.
About the Director
Jessie Deeter’s producing and directing credits include Spark: A Burning Man Story, which debuted at SXSW in 2013 and Death by Fire, which opened PBS's Frontline season in 2010. Deeter is the producer of Who Killed the Electric Car? (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006), and she produced Revenge of the Electric Car, which aired on PBS’s Independent Lens after its Tribeca premiere in 2011. She was also a producer on Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and is currently the producer of Busy Child (working title), a feature documentary about artificial intelligence, directed by Chris Paine and slated for release in 2017. Deeter has an MJ and MA from UC Berkeley and was a Fulbright scholar in Oman, Morocco, and Tunisia in 2010 and 2011.
More to Explore
Learn more about the film through these resources compiled by the filmmaker.
Read about “Why Tunisia Matters.”