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Desert Brides by Ushpiz, Ada

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    One third of the Bedouin women living in the Negev desert of Israel are forced to deal with polygamy. Desert Brides offers close-ups of the realities of becoming a first wife, second wife or lover in Bedouin culture. Through wedding photographer Mariam Al-Quader's eyes, the documentary reveals rare emotional spaces of women who must compete for value and status relative to the desires of men. Displacement, tradition and survival remain colliding forces for women and children.

Director
Ushpiz, Ada
Copyright Holder
Beeld voor Beeld
Duration
63 min.
Year of release
2008
Language
Arabic, Hebrew

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