The Orchard Keepers

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2014 / 24 minutes

Directed by
Bryony Dunne
Country of production
Egypt

Against the backdrop of political upheaval, an ancient network of orchards thrives in the mountains of the Sinai desert. Filmmaker Bryony Dunne shadows two Bedouins as they nurture their gardens and are nurtured by them. This poetic portrait of symbiosis digs deep into the perceptual complexities between the natural world and our constructed ones, as well as the tradition of ethnographic film and Dunne’s role as a foreign documentarian.

Language and subtitles
Arabic
Location(s) depicted
Sinai
Region
North and Northeast Africa
Country
Egypt
Keywords
Environment Archaeobotany / Ethnobotany Rural