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Foragers, directed by Jumana Manna, depicts the dramas around the practice of foraging for wild edible plants in Palestine and Israel with wry humor and a meditative pace. Shot in the Golan Heights, the Galilee, and Jerusalem, it employs fiction, documentary, and archival footage to portray the impact of Israeli nature protection laws on these customs. For Palestinians, these laws constitute an ecological veil for legislation that further alienates them from their land, while Israeli state representatives insist on their scientific expertise and duty to protect.

By reframing the terms and constraints of preservation, the film asks: who determines what is made extinct and what gets to live on?

The Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign will screen Foragers on Wednesday, 18 October at 7.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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