August 2018, arsenal cinema

WILD RELATIVES

After its success at the Forum, we are now showing the new version of Jumana Manna’s WILD RELATIVES (2018). The film documents how seeds are exchanged between two far-flung geographies: Longyearbyen on the island of Svalbard in the northern Arctic Ocean and the Bekaa plain in Lebanon. The life of the inhabitants of these two semi-deserts is shown, who place themselves in relation to the land in different ways: coal mining, seeding of plants, escaping from war into a valley, philosophizing about something different. (nw) A collaboration with silent green Film Feld Forschung. (30.8.)

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