Märchen aus dem Jemen
Fotolito Longo, 1999
Most women in Yemen leave their homes only completely veiled. And they refuse to be photographed or filmed. Their fear of 'losing face' is enormous. For the first time ever, a German TV crew was able to gain the trust of Yemeni women, who granted them insight into their private and professional life. Women with university degrees as well as illiterate women speak out in this film. The fact that most of them are veiled up to their eyes says nothing about their education and the degree of respect they enjoy in their families and their society. Many women present themselves veiled in public so that they can pursue their interests without interference.