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International Feature Competition

Foragers Jumana Manna

Jumana Manna’s film offers a distinctive take on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the form of a chase film between local villagers foraging wild herbs and the Israeli nature patrol. Although Palestinians have been using these herbs in their culinary traditions for generations, their collection has been criminalized by the government under the guise of conservation efforts. By using humour to lighten the mood, this meditative film artfully merges documentary and archival material with staged scenes. The detached gaze of surveillance, contrasted with the intimate presence of the villagers on the land, eloquently exposes the powers of ongoing colonial control.
— Editorial Team

competition : International Feature Competition

Foragers

  • Country : Palestine
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Arabic, Hebrew
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 63 MIN
  • Cinematography : Marte Vold
  • Editing : Katrin Ebersohn
  • Production : Jumana Manna
  • Music : Rashad Becker
  • Sound Design : Rashad Becker
Filmography of Jumana Manna :

Blessed Blessed Oblivion (2010)
A Sketch of Manners (2013)
The Goodness Regime (2013)
A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (2015)
Wild Relatives (2018)

The film’s journey :

Visions du Réel | World Premiere

Dokufest Kosovo | Green Dox Award

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