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.
– Golden Gazelle Award for Best Documentary Film, Iranian Green Film Festival, Iran (2016)
– First Prize Award Winner – Professional Anthropologists/Ethnologists, Ethnofilm International Film Festival, Rovinj, Croatia (2015)
– Second Prize Award Winner – ‘Energy of the Truth’, Saratov International Documentary and Drama Film Festival, Russia (2014)
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT
Producer and director: Bryony Dunne
Year of production: 2014
Country of production: Egypt