A film screening by Jumana Manna

18.05.2024, 12:00 — 17:00 Screening

Come see Jumana Manna's film 'Foragers' on Saturday 18 May between 12 and 5pm.

With 'Foragers' (2022), Jumana depicts the dramas of foraging for wild edible plants in Palestine/Israel with wry humor and a meditative pace. Shot in the Golan Heights, the Galilee, and Jerusalem, it blends fiction, documentary, and archival footage to illustrate the impact of Israeli nature protection laws. Restrictions prohibit collecting certain native plants like ’akkoub and za’atar, resulting in fines and trials for hundreds. Palestinians view these laws as further alienation from their land, while Israeli representatives emphasize their scientific expertise. Foragers follows the journey of plants from the wild to the kitchen, capturing joy, knowledge, and resilience amidst prohibitive laws. The film questions the politics of extinction, pondering who decides what survives.

The film screening is part of United Screens for Palestine, an initiative by an open collective of programmers that serves as a platform for substantive discussion and genuine exploration of the historical narrative of Palestine.



↳ Saturday 18 May from 12:00 - 17:00
↳ Duration film: 64 min.
↳ Film screening on loop
↳ Language: Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
↳ In the chapel of Kunsthal Extra City


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 architecture, agriculture and law. Her practice considers the tension between the modernist traditions of categorisation and conservation and the unruliness of ruination, life and its regeneration. Jumana was raised in Jerusalem and lives in Berlin.

Location Kunsthal Extra City, Provinciestraat 112, 2018 Antwerpen

20 years Kunsthal Extra City 18.05.2024—19.05.2024