Green Dox

Foragers

Al Yad al Khadra

Palestine
2022 — 65' / Color

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Synopsis

Moving between documentary and fiction, Foragers depicts the dramas between Israeli nature protection authorities and elderly Palestinians out foraging wild edibles listed as endangered species. From the wild to the kitchen, chases to courtroom defenses, Foragers captures the pleasure of food traditions alongside their resilience to the prohibitive laws, and the power relations embedded in extinction debates with wry humor and a meditative pace.

Director Biography

Jumana Manna is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her work explores how power is articulated, focusing on the body, land and materiality in relation to colonial inheritances and histories of place. Through sculpture, filmmaking, and occasional writing, Manna deals with the paradoxes of preservation practices, particularly within the fields of archaeology, agriculture and law. Her practice considers the tension between the modernist traditions of categorisation and conservation and the unruly potential of ruination as an integral part of life and its regeneration. Jumana was raised in Jerusalem and lives in Berlin.

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Director

Jumana Manna

Producer

Jumana Manna

Cinematographer

Ashraf Dowani

Marte Vold

Yaniv Linton

Editor

Jumana Manna

Katrin Ebersohn

Sound

Montaser Abu 'Alul

Raja Dubayeh

Official Film Website

https://www.jumanamanna.com/Foragers

Contact

Jumana Manna
[email protected]