In Djerba, Aicha, 18, has married Said who works eleven months a year in Tunis. From the honeymoon on, Aicha expresses her desire to break free from the tradition and leave for Tunis. The brave and bold young woman proposes to weave carpets in order to earn enough money to make her dream corne true. Said imposes one condition : she must give birth to a son. In the beginning, the home coming of the men is a pretext for a celebration the women are preparing with joy : the applying of the henna, the bath, the laughs. Then as years go by, Aicha, Zeineb, Zohra and Fatma become disillusioned.
Aicha gave birth to two daughters, and Aziz’s birth brings the dream doser to life. But this much awaited son bears his mother’s heartbreak. Years later, Aicha returns with Aziz, her daughters, the loyal Zeineb, to the old, Djerba home, “the Menzel”, to understand the past, retrieve trust, peace and serenity.