This is the story of a Cairo family and a women's clan where the art of dancing has been passed down from mothers to daughters since ancient times.
The matriarch conducts both family and business, sometimes patiently, but almost always with an iron fist. The family meeting point is a small apartment where the complaints and pleas of the daughters constantly arise. There, chaos, fear, and discussion also leave room for tenderness, vulnerability, and hope for a better life.
Raw beauty triumphs over the most cruel reality.
This is one of those docs that thrusts you into another culture. Here, women perform in all-male environments – mostly wedding-related – and yet the danger factor is strangely low.— Susan G. Cole · NOW Review
The domestic drama contrasts with the joy of the belly dancing gigs.— Robert Koehler · Variety
Breathtaking images.— Hot Docs