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Along the legendary Nile, near Luxor, Bibân el-Harim called "The Valley of the Queens" is the necropolis of the royal wives in Ancient Egypt. They are called Felly, Meskerem, Freda, Janet ... contemporary heroines of the African economic emergence and they are the Queens of the tomorrow's Nile.

The Valley of the Queens is an itinerant web documentary where two essential themes for our society survival will meet: preservation of water associated to gold in our 21st century; and the women status who is the first user and first manager of this resource. Dedicated to the Nile, this web documentary meets those women living along the Nile.
Anne-Laure CAHEN Writer - Filmmaker
Anne-Laure is a journalist and a filmmaker. She used to work for Arte, France 5, France O. Her fields of expertise: geopolitics, environment and social economy. With her camera, Anne-Laure has travelled around the world to meet people and their stories.

« It is after many reports in Africa that I realised developing countries were facing an important issue to access water. I could also observe the key role played by women in the management of this resource. With the "Valley of the Queens," I decided to give the opportunity to those women who live along the Nile and are at the heart of political, social and economic changes in East Africa, to speak. »


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