Gezirat ad Dahab - Egypt, 2009-2010
Dahab, the « gold » island on the Nile close to downtown Cairo, is an all different story. This 5 km length strip represents the green lung of the crazy 18 millions inhabitants capital... No car to be seen here, the only access is by boat and once on the island the only transport: donkey. The inhabitants of Dahab till little pieces of land. There is no official representation on the island, neither school, hospital, or police station. Muslims and christians live here together in a pretty harmonious atmosphere. They share a comon fight to stay on the island. The government wants to modernize this land, eventually to transform it in a touristic place free of fellahs. Since 2001, the « fellahs » are resisting to the pressure of the government to leave their land.