Documentary Films • 1h 26m
Miriam El Kwader, a Bedouin wedding photographer and mother of seven, living in an unknown and neglected Negev village, reveals through her camera lens, the world of Bedouin weddings; the most distressing issue revealed is polygamy. This is the story of three, relatively educated and independent women, trying to survive, each in their own way in their world – a life of polygamy. One is a "first wife," living in constant fear that her husband will bring home a second wife. The other two are pushed into marrying already married men, and become "second wives," forced to cooperate within a structure they despise or are afraid of. The family tragedies presented in this film, highlight the strength and survival of the social structures and their injustices; leaning usually on the victim's partial cooperation.
Language: Hebrew, English & Hebrew subtitles
Director: Ada Ushpiz
Producer: Ada Ushpiz
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