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Jaffa - The Orange's Clockwork

Jaffa, the orange’s clockwork narrates the visual history of the famous citrus fruit originated from Palestine and known worldwide for centuries as "Jaffa oranges". The history of the orange is the history of this land. Through photography and cinema, poetry, paintings, workers of the citruses’ industry and historians, memory and present mythologies, Palestinians and Israelis cross and combine.
Eyal Sivan’s film shows the orange groves at a time when Arab Jaffa was one of Palestine’s most populated and thriving cities.

documentary, Eyal Sivan, IL/D/F/B 2009, 88 min, Hebr./Arab./Engl./Franz. with German ST
Director Eyal Sivan | Camera  David Zarif, Rémi Lainé, Shafir Sarousi, Vincent Fooy | Script  Eyal Sivan |  Editing Audrey Maurion | Sound Oren Raviv, Jean-Jacques Quinet, Asher Saraga | Production Osnat Trabelsi for Trabelsi Productions, Arik Bernstein for Alma Films | Coproduction Luna Blue Film (Serge Kestemont), The Factory (Frank Eskenazi, Hortense Quitard) | In cooperation with France 5 (Carlos Pinsky, Barbara Hurel), WDR (Jutta Krug), Channel 8 (Liran Atzmor), RTBF (Wilbur Leguebe), Radio–Canada (Jean Pelletier, Georges Amar), Télévision Suisse Romande (Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière)

from the press
The message of a colonization, meant to bring progress to a world of desolation, becomes an object of ridicule. (...) The film is worth seeing for the questions it raises in the viewer. (Le Monde)
A remarkable work of memory. (Télérama)