Two women, two worlds, one occupation: Khawla and Aishe are plumbers in Jordan. When Khawla has to stand trial due to corruption allegations, Aysha is torn between self-realization and loyalty. Will they be able to make their friendship waterproof again after the whirlwind of events? 

Aishe, Khawla and Rehab are ladies who have come to make a change. They repair leakages, clean water tanks and show housewives how to handle water properly – in Jordan, one of the driest countries on earth. Aishe, after losing her husband, was trained by self-assigned first female plumber of Jordan, Khawla Al-Sheikh, in order to be able to solely provide for her three children. They have been working together in Khawla’s NGO for female plumbers since, and they have become close friends. As Aishe’s 40th birthday is approaching, she shares her dreams of self-realization with Khawla who encourages her to set a goal and go for it. Khawla herself seemingly accomplished everything – until she has to stand trial due to corruption allegations. The reputation of the plumbers organization is suffering as well as Aishe’s and Khawla’s friendship. Aishe is still determined to earn her living with plumbing. She drums up her own business by taking on jobs in her village and slowly becoming independent. When Khawla needs Aishe to testify for her in court, Aishe is not sure what to do – be loyal to her best friend or focus on her own business?


Author & Director: Daniela König
Produced by: Stefan Kloos & Michaela Pnacekova
Cinematography: Patrick Richter
Editing: Alex Bakri
Sound: Manja Ebert, Claudia Leder
Production Manager: Bianca Laschalt
Assistant Director: Asmahan Bkerat
Sound Design & Re-recording mixing: Tobias Adam
Music: Basel Naouri
Colour Grading: Kay Dombrowsky
Production: Kloos & Co. Ost Leipzig
In Coproduction mit: Kloos & Co. Medien Berlin
Supported by: MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union, EWA, Hartley Film Foundation
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Documentary, Germany 2019 (88 min)


Director: Daniela König
Producer: Michaela Pnacekova, Stefan Kloos
Production: Kloos & Co. Ost Leipzig, Kloos & Co. Medien Berlin
Awards: EWA Network Development Prize 2017


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With the support of the Creative Europe Programme –
MEDIA of the European Union




Dok Leipzig, IDFA, Tempo Documentary Festival Stockholm, Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, Arab Film Days Oslo, Filmfestival Kitzbühel