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A still from 'Foragers'. A close up shot of a person's arms reaching into some foliage to pick some herbs. They are wearing a multicolour long-sleeved shirt and two bracelets.

Foragers

All Equal? Shared Planet

29 April 2023 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Closed Captions
Victoria Gardens
301 Blackness Road
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Foragers

Director: Jumana Manna | Countries of production: Palestine | Year: 2022 | Length: 65 min
Language: Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Palestinians forage as resistance in this mesmerising interrogation of settler colonial power and narratives of conservation.

In historical Palestine, foraging for wild ‘akkoub and za’atar – traditional foods that Palestinians have gathered from the land for generations – is punishable by fines and imprisonment. Threading together fiction, documentary, and archival footage, Foragers reveals how Israeli legislation in the name of natural conservation constitutes yet another means of separating Palestinians from their land – and of deciding which lives are worthy of protection. Spellbinding and utterly transportative, Foragers examines food as a living terrain for omnipresent settler colonial violence, but also unassailable Palestinian resistance.

 

Content notes: Depictions of settler colonialism and state oppression.

Access notes: Mainly bright images; mix of explanatory dialogue (in Arabic and Hebrew) and visual storytelling; some mildly abrasive sounds; some flashing images at the start and end of the film.

 

 

WATCH, READ, THINK, ACT

Our friends at Lighthouse Books have put together specially-curated reading lists for a selection of films, inviting us to delve deeper into the issues explored in our line-up. Here you’ll find a list of books recommended by Mairi relating to Foragers which delves deeper into food sovereignty, land rights and palestinian history in response to the film.

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Beyond the Screen

The film will be preceded with potluck and hot beverages (6:30pm), and followed by a community-led conversation around food sustainability in Palestine and beyond.

The potluck and the screening will take place in the polytunnel of the community space Victoria Gardens. The polytunnel preserves some of the heat from daytime and we will be protected in case of bad weather. However, we recommend that you bring extra layers just in case!

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