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7.2
/10
67 Ratings

Wild Relatives

Directed by Jumana Manna
Germany, Lebanon, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

Wild Relatives follows the matrix of hierarchies and relationships involved in a transaction of seeds between the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, an island in the Arctic Ocean, and the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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Wild Relatives Directed by Jumana Manna

Critics reviews

This process may sound dry, and yet, although Manna engages the fairly academic topic mostly in an impartial, observational mode, she sustains our attention, thanks to the range of her explorations, and also to her careful, at times sublime, sense of framing.
October 24, 2018
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The subtle, slow-burning intelligence of Manna’s film lies in the way she gently holds up the best of these intentions against quiet but forceful evidence that suggests baser motives and more troubling consequences.
April 30, 2018
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