WOMEN’S CINEMA

Ain’t No Time for Women

by Sarra El-Abed, 2020 (in Tunisia )

Canada | 19 min | Original Version, English Subtitles

Tunis, November 2019. On the eve of the presidential elections, a group of women are gathered in a hair salon. A feminine sanctuary, the salon becomes a public square reflecting the country’s political turmoil. With an intimate, humorous and touching outlook, this short film brings together the expectations, beliefs and convictions of these women, for whom the elections present important issues.

 

Director Sarra El Abed completed her studies in directing at UQAM in 2018, recipient of the Best Fiction Award. Ain’t No Time for Women is her 4th film and first short documentary film.

 

The film was notably presented in Clermont-Ferrand, Dok Leipzig and Palm Springs in competition, and has won several awards, including the Best Canadian Short Film Award at Hot Docs and the FIPRESCI Award at Regard.

Following the screening, a debate with the public will be led by a cinema expert.
Free admission depending on seats available
Following the screening, a debate with the public will be led by a cinema expert.

Thursday may 13

9:35 PM Session 3

Cinéma Moderne

5150 Boul. Saint-Laurent,

Montréal, QC H2T 1R8

Films on May 13