The Orchard Keepers

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The Orchard Keepers ©BDunne
24 minutes / Colour / 2014
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