Through the hubbub of revolution, It Was Better Tomorrow follows Aida, a Tunisian woman who moves from one poor neighborhood to another. Driven by the will to find a roof over her head and for her children, she takes no notice of the historical events taking place around her. Her only goal is to find a way out and she is convinced that the revolution is a blessing. The film shows the atypical journey of a brazen and bold woman in an intense interval of a country’s revolution.
Viola Shafik, PhD, is a filmmaker, film curator, and scholar. She is an expert on Arab cinema and currently holds the position of a researcher at the Art History Department at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich.