A culinary culture conflict is on the menu in Jamana Manna’s portrait of Palestinian foragers in conflict with the Israeli nature conservation acts
Palestine is the home for several wild, eatable plants, but under Israeli occupation and jurisdiction several of these plants are declared protected. Despite this several Palestinians, especially the elderly, are willing to defy these laws. In Foragers we meet some of them, both out in nature, in the kitchen and in court.
Director Manna combines interviews, fiction and archival footage to create a film about a unique subject matter with both humor and warmth. Subtle and grounded, but undeniably political, Foragers is a warm but still powerful depiction of conflicts between people, nature and legislation, and the power relations that drives them.
Jumana Manna (b. 1987) 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. She explores and creates stories through sculptures, film, collages and art installations. Manna was born and raised in Jerusalem, and lives in Berlin.
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Original title اليد الخضراء
Director Jumana Manna
Cinematography Marte Vold, Yaniv Linton, Ashraf Dowani
Producer Jumana Manna
Cast Aziza Manna, Adel Manna, Zaidan Hajib
Runtime 1h 5m
Language Arabic, Hebrew
Age limit A
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.