Alia Yunis, Documentary, Jordan/Palestine, Arabic,
English, Greek and Italian with Arabic and English subtitles, 85
The Golden Harvest is a 6,000-year-old love story in which the
filmmaker tries to understand the profound and often troubled
relationship between olive oil and the people of Mediterranean,
including her own father. Her journey of food, love and heartache
takes her to unexpected places as an increasingly diverse cast of
characters get involved in unraveling this tale. It is a complicated
romance, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic that is constantly
evolving in a region that includes some of the poorest and most
unstable regions in Europe and the Middle East.
The film has received the Best
of Fest award at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film
Festival (MSPIFF)in the USA and the SunBird Documentary Award at the
Palestine Cinema Days in Palestine.