Grant Recipient Details

Providence, RI
Project Title
No Time to Fail
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
New Work New England
Grant Amount

"No Time to Fail" is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the election administrators who are at the center of an ongoing public debate about the integrity of our democracy. Amidst an onslaught of attacks from a sitting President and the deadly threat of a global pandemic, local election administrators work around the clock to secure the vote for their community. Local filmmakers Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey embedded with officials in Rhode Island during the 2020 general election. Their film will be an invitation to the American electorate to meet the people whose job it is to uphold the scaffolding of democracy and protect free and fair elections in what emerges as an unprecedented voting adventure. The film is slated for release in 2022.

Three people, in masks, sit at a desk and chat on their respective phones.
photo by Michael Udris