Alchemy Film & Arts presents a rare opportunity to catch Jumana Manna‘s Wild Relatives (2018) as part of Rich, Rich Soil, our summer programme exploring themes of ecology, food and growing.

Jumana Manna’s 2018 film follows the journey of seeds which are relocated from Aleppo during the Syrian Revolution, highlighting the importance of cultural preservation. The film explores the relationship between growing cultures and displacement, leading audiences to contemplate the effects that the land around us has on our own identities.

Venue: 9 Croft Road (Hawick Film & Video Group), Hawick, TD9 9RD
Date/Time: Thursday 23 June, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Runtime: 68′
Language: Norwegian, Arabic, English
Captions: Descriptive subtitles in English

Tickets to this one-off screening are priced £3 / £5 / £7 on a ‘pay what you can’ basis.

No proof of circumstances is required, though we do ask audiences to be honest so that our inclusive pricing model can be sustained and more audiences can continue to participate in and enjoy our events.

JUMANA MANNA is a visual artist and filmmaker.

Her work explores how power is articulated, focusing on the body, land and materiality in relation to colonial inheritances and histories of place. Through sculpture, filmmaking, and occasional writing, Manna deals with the paradoxes of preservation practices, particularly within the fields of archaeology, agriculture and law. Her practice considers the tension between the modernist traditions of categorisation and conservation and the unruly potential of ruination as an integral part of life and its regeneration. Jumana was raised in Jerusalem and lives in Berlin.