A trio of bedouins, probably from the Bedu tribe, climbing the en-Nejr mountain in Petra, Jordan, on their donkeys.
Petra is a historical and archeological city in Jordan famous for its rock cut architecture and aqueducts. The bedouin tribe featured in this clip have been residing in Petra since the last century or so, and claim they're the direct descendants of the Nabateans who carved the city out of sheer rock near the 6th century BC. Petra has been described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" and it truly feels that way when the throngs of tourists dry up. But the real charm resides in its residents, who used to comfortably live in the caves Petra offers up until the mid 1980s, when they were forcibly "relocated" to a cinderblock trailer-park-esque village right outside Petra. Most of their living hours are still spent down in ruins as their main economy is the tourism trade. Though comparatively recent inhabitants of Petra, they come closest to representing its soul in the living flesh, comedy and all.
Documentary film by Isabelle Carbonell.
Edited by Olivia Abtahi.