Posted by: r.m. | October 21, 2008

“Harvesting Oranges”

I received this email today from a-films.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Early in the morning, between 5 and 6am, a wave of footsteps and whispering voices can be heard in the narrow alleys of Bourj ash-Shamali Refugee Camp in South Lebanon. It is in the darkness of the early morning hours that hundreds of Palestinian day laborers leave their homes, gather in the streets and then head to their work in the fields and plantations of the region. More than two-thirds of the camp’s labor force work at least part-time in agriculture.

This 17-minute film is the result of a video workshop in Bourj ash-Shamali Camp. It deals with various aspects of the work and life of Palestinian day laborers in the plantations of South Lebanon.”

Full quality versions of this clip are available at:

Please check the collective’s website for further videos on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon:


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