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Screening |Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives |

19:00 on 23 May 2019
Cample Line, Cample Mill, Thornhill, DG3 5HD

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CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, Thornhill, DG3 5HD

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Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives (2018, 70mins, Arabic, Norwegian, English)

In 2012 an international agricultural research centre was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian civil war and then began a laborious process of planting and restoring its seed collection from back-ups recalled from the Global seedbank located in Svalbard. Following the path of those seeds between the Arctic and Lebanon, Jumana Manna’s beautiful film unfolds a matrix of human and non-human lives across those two remote places, following a large-scale international initiative and its local implementation in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, carried out primarily by young migrant women.

Manna has said: ‘As someone raised in Jerusalem, educated in Norway this geographic connection and the symbolic resonances of the story caught my attention. It inspired me to build a narrative…which takes these two tiny spots on the earth, connected by a transaction of seeds, as a starting point.’

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