JAFFA, the Orange's Clockwork 2009

2009 / France, Israel / 88min

Jaffa, the orange’s clockwork narrates the visual history of the famous citrus fruit originated from Palestine and known worldwide for centuries as "Jaffa oranges". The history of the orange is the history of this land. Through photography and cinema, poetry, paintings, workers of the citruses’ industry and historians, memory and present mythologies, Palestinians and Israelis cross and combine.


  • Original title
    JAFFA, the Orange's Clockwork 2009
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    David Zarif, Vincent Fooy, Rémi Lainé, Shafir Sarusi
  • Editing
    Audrey Maurion
  • Music
  • Sound
    Oren Raviv, Jean-Jacques Quinet, Asher Saraga
  • Duration
    88 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    HEB, ARA
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Noga Communications, Channel 8: Robby Elmaliah and the Sapir College, Arik Bernstein: Alma Films
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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