"They built a cage for me so that my freedom would be their concession. That I should give thanks and obey. But I am free before and after them, with them and without them, I am free in victory and defeat" writes the Lebanese poetess Joumana Haddad. For women who grow up in the Middle East, having to fight for their rights and their survival is even more necessary than in other parts of the world. And on this strength and tenacity of the women focuses a documentary made by the journalist and television author Laura Aprati and by the director Marco Bova, with the support of Focsiv. But not only. To recount this battle for life and freedom are also journalists and photographers who with their presence are changing the way of representing the Middle East, not just a battlefield but also a place of definition of civil rights.