During the 2020 elections, the way people voted changed dramatically. 69% of voters cast their ballot in a non-traditional way (early voting, absentee voting, mail-in ballots, etc.). Film makers Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey decided that they needed to document this historic election.
Their documentary No Time to Fail follows election officials in Rhode Island as they prepared for and held an election unlike anything they had experienced before. Sara tells A Public Affair that the film is ultimately a story of the next door hero. “The most under-reported story of the 2020 is that we actually did it,” she says. “We actually pulled it off!”
Photo credit: Stephanie Alvarez-Ewens