2014 | Egypt | Documentary

The Orchard Keepers

  • Arabic, English English 24 mins
  • Director | Bryony Dunne
  • Writer | Bryony Dunne

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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.

ethnography agriculture desert water ecology plants medicine