Ain’t No Time for Women

Ain’t No Time for Women

Directed by Sarra El Abed

Genre Documentary
Country Canada
Year 2020
Length 19 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, French subtitles, Original Version in French, Original Version in Arabic

Synopsis

Tunis, November 2019. A group of women is gathered at Saïda’s, the hairdresser, on the eve of the presidential election. The salon is transformed into a town square, mirroring the internal turmoil of the country. In this female sanctuary, we get an intimate look at the county’s teenage democracy.

Themes

human relationships, future, feminity, feminism, political election, Tunisia

Biography

Sarra El Abed finished her degree in film direction at UQAM in 2018, where she was awarded the best fiction prize for her graduation project. Y'A PAS D'HEURE POUR LES FEMMES is her fourth film. Flirting between fiction and documentary filmmaking, she likes to breathe whimsy into the ordinary and comedy into dramatic situations.



Cast

Team

Production

Isabelle Grignon-Francke (Club Vidéo)

Script

Sarra El Abed

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Catherine Lefebvre

EDITING Jordan Choinière
Sound Ilyaa Ghafouri
Music Ilyaa Ghafouri

Awards

RIDM, Montréal |2020| Official Competition *Prix soirée de la relève
Longue Vue sur le Court, Montréal |2020| Official Competition *Prix coup de coeur du jury
Slamdance | 2021| Official Competition *Honorable Mention - Documentary Short  
Filministes, Montréal |2021| Official Competition *Meilleur court métrage documentaire


Festivals

Dok Leipzig |2020| Official Competition
Hot Docs  | 2021 | Official Selection  
Slamdance | 2021| Official Competition *Honorable Mention - Documentary Short  
Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand  | 2021| Official Competition 
RIDM |2020| Official Competition *Prix soirée de la relève

Longue Vue sur le Court, Montréal |2020| Official Competition *Prix coup de coeur du jury
Filministes, Montréal |2021| Official Competition *Meilleur court métrage documentaire
Canadian Film Fest  | 2021| | Official Competition 
International Film Festival of Ottawa | 2021| Official Selection
Beirut International Women Film Festival | 2021| Official Competition