Landscapes of Repair and Resistance: Manifesta 14 Prishtina Special Programme at DokuFest

Wild Relatives

Germany, Lebanon, Norway
2018 — 64' / Color



Jumana Manna's new work draws lines between three distant spots on the world map: Syria, Lebanon and Svalbard. The lines chart a route and a complex network of relationships. 'Wild Relatives' exposes the exchange of ecological currency between two of the world's grain banks, which are the archives of the smallest basic ingredient of agriculture: Seeds. Biodiversity, conflicts and international politics are parts of a game with perspectives reaching far out into the most distant future, and form the basis for a humourous and thought-provoking conversation between a priest and a scientist far out in the middle of nowhere. The protagonists in the game of the precious grains share a common understanding of the perspectives of their mission, which stretches beyond the unpredictable political present age that they are forced to navigate.

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Director Biography

Jumana Manna born in 1987 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. After studying at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo, she earned a master’s degree in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Los Angeles County, USA. Her works have been shown in exhibitions around the world.

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Ginger Beirut Productions
Aldeles AS,
Jumana Manna
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