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In Person: Alia Yunis, director, followed by a free tasting of Palestinian cuisine prepared by chef Jinan Deena.
Alia Yunis’s documentary is a 6,000-year- old love story in which the filmmaker tries to understand the profound, often troubled, relationship between olive trees and the people of the Mediterranean, including her own father. It is a complicated romance—sometimes funny, sometimes tragic—set in a region that includes some of the poorest and most conflicted areas of Europe and the Middle East. “The Golden Harvest is a love song to the olive tree and to the golden life force that flows through the Mediterranean and Middle East. It also explores the stories of people who grow this most ancient of crops in varied, complex and challenging lands. It is a wonderful film: bitter, sweet and complex – like the oil itself.” (Greg Malouf, celebrity chef and author) (Dir.: Alia Yunis, Jordan/United Arab Emirates/Palestine/Spain/Greece/Italy, 2019, 85 min., DCP, English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, and Arabic with English subtitles)