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Wild Relatives
© Jumana Manna / Aldeles / Ginger Beirut Productions
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Jumana Manna

IMAGE

Marte Vold

SON

Rawad Hobeika, Philippe Ciompi

MONTAGE

Katrin Ebersohn

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Jumana Manna, Aldeles, Ginger Beirut Productions

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Jumana Manna

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  • France, Liban, Norvège | 2017 | 70 minutes & 65 minutes
  • Un film de Jumana Manna

Basé à Alep, le Centre international de recherche agricole dans les zones arides a été forcé de s'exiler à cause de la guerre, perdant sa collection de graines. Réimplanté au Liban, il puise dans la Réserve mondiale de semences de l'ïle norvégienne du Svalbard pour les dupliquer - une transaction qui engage le quotidien d'acteurs géographiquement et politiquement éloignés.

Deep in the earth beneath the Norwegian permafrost, seeds from all over the world are stored in the Global Seed Vault to provide a backup should disaster strike. For the first time ever, seeds held there from a major gene bank in Aleppo are now being replicated, after its holdings were left behind when the institution had to move to Lebanon due to the civil war. It is refugees from Syria who are carrying out this painstaking work in the fields of the Beqaa Valley. In the Levant, dry conditions and the power of global agricultural corporations are the biggest challenge, while in the Arctic Circle – where the seed vault was supposed to withstand anything – it is rising temperatures and melting glaciers. Wild Relatives loosely links together different narratives and biographies, opening up a space to reflect on biodiversity, resilience, global justice and climate change, as well as disasters caused by human hand and the ambivalent efforts made to overcome them. Beauty and horror lie close together in the Anthropocene, just as they do in this film’s outstanding images.

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