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This edition: The Last Bedu of Petra and Wadi Rum





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Episode Details

Abu Lafi is an old Bedouin from Petra. He comes from the Bdoul community and is from one of the last families to live inside the archaeological site of Petra. But in recent years the desert traditions have slowly been lost and the Bedouins are losing their identities. In order to preserve his cultural heritage, Abu Lafi will initiate his 9-year-old grandchild, Zed, to become a real Bedouin, in the pure traditional style. Being a Bedouin starts with learning to train and mount a camel. Zed’s challenge will be to set off for Mount Aaron, Petra’s highest peak. If he makes it to the top, Zed will be a true camel-driver and will thus participate in safeguarding the Bedouin tradition of Petra and Wadi Rum. Dir.: Jerome Raynaud. (52 min.)