A Revolution in Four Seasons
“Faire tomber un dictateur, c’est la partie facile”. D’autres saisons suivent le printemps. Celles-ci sont questionnées à travers les récits de deux filles de la révolution tunisienne : la journaliste Emna Ben Jemaa et Jawhara Ettis, militante du parti islamo-conservateur Ennahdha. Le clivage entre les deux femmes illustre les tensions politiques du pays, l’une rêve d’une Tunisie comme la France ou la Suède, l’autre, comme la Turquie.
This seminal film tells the story of two women with opposing political views fighting for their different versions of a democratic future for Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring. Over the course of Tunisia's critical post-revolution years, we follow 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. On a public level, both women must navigate how females are treated in their society, while in their own homes they must make difficult choices to balance their public political roles with marriage and motherhood. Both know the stakes are high. The ever-present threat of Islamic extremists means their fragile political process could break down and all they've worked for could be lost. - Heather Haynes (Hot Docs)