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People of the Land explores the connection the Palestinian people have to land and nature. This collection of short films delves into the ways that occupation affects the environment. Often the actions of an oppressor lead to the destruction of nature, misuse of the land and the limitation of native people's access to the land that they have been stewards of for generations. The films not only highlight this in Palestine but also connect this struggle to that of other indigenous communities. Additionally, the films explore the continued connection Palestinian people have to nature, even when they have been forced to leave or are born in the diaspora. Fruit, herbs, trees and even soil hold on to beloved memories and the rich history of their homeland.

This program is presented in partnership with Storm Studio.

Mariam undergoes a journey to find strength within herself through her culture and heritage, after the loss of her precious paradise.

Filmmaker bio: Dana Durr was born in Nazareth. Her work branches out in worlds of film, animation and music. With a Film Studies background, Dana continued to Animation studies seeking to pass on moments of beauty, presence and life, Dana digs deep in her Palestinian heritage and aims to portray that way of life through poetic visual storytelling.

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  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Country
    Palestine, State of
  • Director
    Dana Durr