Forbidden Fruits

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Put a strawberry to your lips. Bite it. Hear the skin rip. Taste the sweetness on your tongue. But where has it come from?

This audio-essay by Jessica El Mal explores the ethics of strawberries, one of the staples of British summer time, and their cultivation in Huelva, southern Spain. Taking a sensory ethnographic approach, speaking with activists, engaging with found sound and linking with academic texts will open up questions of feminism, ecology and food rights.

With thanks to Jornales en Huelva en Lucha
Sound design Marlon Morris
Spanish translation by Hannah Maria Owen

This audio piece was commissioned by Sheffield DocFest with support from Wellcome Trust, as part of DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes.

 



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