Strangers to sisters: the story of Basma and Tatiana

They met by chance leaving their children’s elementary school. Tatiana had noticed that Basma was always alone, so little by little they began to talk and meet, becoming better and better friends. They are able to learn from each other, sharing joys and sorrows, including the death of Basma’s husband. “We are almost like sisters,” they say during the interview several times.
Tatiana and Basma are two apparently distinct women: one is Italian and Catholic, while the other is Tunisian and Muslim. The bond that unites them speaks to all peoples who meet, welcome, recognize and transform themselves in order to create a family-like experience.