This is the story of three Bedouin women, struggling within a polygamous system. Living in the Negev desert in Israel, the story is told through the eyes of a wedding photographer, Miriam Al-Quader. She herself is living under constant fear that her husband will marry "over her" (the expression used when a man chooses an additional wife). The other two women are pushed into marrying already married men, and become "second wives", forced to cooperate within a structure they despise or are afraid of.
Ada Ushpiz is a director and producer of documentary films. She was a journalist for “Ha’Aretz” newspaper for thirty-two years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy and literature, and a Masters Degree in Film, as well as a doctorate in History.
Detained (2001), Desert Brides (2003), Blood Engagement (2004)