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Ain’t No Time for Women

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Sarra El Abed
Isabelle Grignon-Francke
Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin
Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin
Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin
Catherine Lefebvre
Jordan Choinière
Ilyaa Ghafouri
Ilyaa Ghafouri
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.
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Alice’s Four Stories

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Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Bruno Bélanger
Claire Jacob
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Sylvain Cossette
Alice Gervais
In Alice’s Four Stories, Myriam Jacob-Allard explores a story which, because of its persistence, is part of the family lore. This story, told countless times by her grandmother, is an implausible tale of the time a hurricane worthy of “The Wizard of Oz”, when she was a child, picked her up and sent her flying.
The picture in the video is split in two and shows images taken from the internet or from disaster films that document tornados and hurricanes on one side and the artist reading a weather forecast against an amateurish green background on the other. Here Jacob-Allard lip-synchs a story told by her grandmother. A montage/collage of images to her left flows past to illustrate the story. The visual codes of the television weather forecast quickly become secondary to four different versions of her grandmother’s story, which Jacob-Allard recorded over a ten-year period. Over the years, the story changes. The key points remain but the sequence of events differs and, curiously, the more time passes, the further back the story goes, with her grandmother saying she was fourteen, then thirteen, twelve, and eleven years old. Alice’s Four Stories, in its many offshoots, becomes a kind of essay on memory, passing on, and belonging. (France Choinière)