Wild Relatives
  • Year2018
  • Duration66 min

Deep beneath Arctic permafrost, seeds from all over the world are stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault should disaster strike. Wild Relatives starts from an event that has sparked media interest worldwide: 2012, an international agricultural research centre relocated from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian Revolution turned war and began duplicating their seed collection from the Svalbard back-ups. This transaction of seeds between the Arctic and Lebanon, unfolds a matrix of human and non-human lives; teasing out tensions between state and individual, industrial and organic approaches, climate change and biodiversity, witnessed through the journey of these seeds.

Rating: TBC (Rated 18 until otherwise listed)

  • Director(s): Jumana Manna
  • Producer(s): Jumana Manna
  • Country: Lebanon, Norway, Germany
  • Language: Arabic, Norwegian, English
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere