Six-year-old Hesham’s father supervises workers excavating a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Hesham’s family hosts an aqiqa to celebrate his brother’s first week of life. Grandmother shops at the market, then we see how sun- bread’s made. Hesham and his father pray together, then they have a picnic on a boat with his little sister on the Nile.
Yasmine, age seven, lives with her family in a suburb of Cairo. She goes to an international school with classes taught in English and she also takes French and Arabic classes, ballet and tennis. On Saturday the whole family always has dinner with her grandparents. This time they also celebrate her mother’s birthday.