The Judaean Desert

Traditional Palestinian Agriculture in the Judaean Mountains

1971
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An excerpt from The Judaean Desert, an Israeli Film Service documentary.
Palestinian residents in the Judaean Mountains use traditional methods to cultivate their lands. At the western part of the ridge, farmers use terraces to fully utilize rainwater and complete the irrigation with spring water. At the eastern part of the ridge, on the edge of the Judaean Desert, villagers harvest their fields manually and use the wind to separate the wheat from the chaff.
(Director: Jachin Hirsch; producers: Shmuel Altman and Yigal Ephrati; editor: Eti Wieseltier; cinematographer: Adam Greenberg; scriptwriter: Yehuda Ziv)

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