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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02246
Date : 12/2017
Title : The olive trees are tired : in the West Bank, a struggle to farm
Duration : 00:04:16
Director : SYNENKO, Alyona
Cameraman : SYNENKO, Alyona
Editor : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Description : The olive harvest season is traditionally a joyous time for Palestinians, an occasion for families to get together and celebrate.
However, as more farmers face restrictions on access to their land, the joy associated with the season becomes mixed with other emotions : fear, sense of uncertainty, anger and frustration. Some farmers give up on their lands ; others spend years defending their right to access them in courts, accumulating paperwork and lawyers’ fees.
The expansion of settlements in the West Bank has restricted Palestinians' freedom of movement and their access to agricultural lands and natural resources.
For people, whose livelihoods depend on access to land, the consequences are dramatic. In recent years, more and more farmers have witnessed their olive groves swallowed by settlements or security buffer zones surrounding them. This means farmers can only access their fields with permission from the Israeli authorities.
Original language : Arabic
Other language : English; International soundtrack
English title : The olive trees are tired : in the West Bank, a struggle to farm
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422