We are equal, do you see it?

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Today I visited my friend Fatma. She is a Bedouin Lady.

The life of Bedouins is different from the life of the Egyptians. Her ancestors where a Nomad folk, she and her family still going sometimes for a couple of days in the desert and life the simple live without electricity, mobiles or cars. Okay, maybe with cars now ;) Fatma and her family have no camel anymore.

Her life is quite traditional. They have clearly rules for women and men. The women's are more in the house, the men are in the streets are very present. But that doesn't meens, that the women don't have their own live. As long the house is running, they are free to organize their day as they want. Some Bedouin Ladies also work, but just in a kind of work, what for women is allowed. Most time they make housecleaning. The women is free to decide, what she is doing with her money, but of course: they also provide their family's.

There are very traditional families and more open minded families, like in every society I know. So you can't say: The Bedouins are... Every person is different. Fatma has a very big sense of humor, others are more quiet. One Lady I know is making Yoga.

Most of the woman learned English while selling bracelets at tourists.

It is not usual that the woman are a part in a movie. They are more in the behind. But Fatma trust me, and she know that I take care of her private life. That's why I had the great honor to make this movie in her house. I just like to show, that we are equal even if I have a completely different life. Love and friendship has nothing to do with being a desert Nomad or an filmmaker - it's a question of to open your inner borders and accept the other like he or she is: just a human like you. ❤️

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