Jaffa, The Orange's Clockwork
2010
By Eyal Sivan

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. The close reading of the Jaffa brand's visual representation is a reflection on western orientalist phantasms surrounding the ‘holy land’ and the ‘State of Israel’ and a tool to reveal the untold story of what was once a commune industry and symbol to Arabs and Jews in Palestine.

Director: Eyal Sivan
Running time: 1h 29m
Story by: Eyal Sivan
Producers: Arik Bernstein, Osnat Trabelsi
Cinematography: Vincent Fooy, Rémi Lainé, Shapir Sarusi, David Zerif

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