A feature-length documentary about the daily struggles and joys of Palestinian olive farmers. When a group of American ultra-marathoners sets out to run 129 miles in 5 days across the West Bank they discover that in replanting uprooted olive trees they are planting hope and building cultural bridges.
Coming to Theaters Fall 2012. Visit www.ThePeopleAndTheOlive.com for more information.
The People and the Olive is a seven part web series that followed the Run Across Palestine from Feb 2nd to Feb 11th, 2012. A group of runners ran 100+ miles in 5 days to raise funds and awareness for fair trade olive farmers in the West Bank. These videos were shot and edited as the event took place – a media marathon to complement the ultra-marathon.
Part 7 of 7 – The conclusion to the People and the Olive, the web-series of the Run Across Palestine. The runners are honored at Canaan Fair Trade, near Jenin in the West Bank where we learn about the importance of olives and fair trade farming principles to the people of Palestine.
Note: Part 3 is temporarily unavailable for viewing. Please check back soon.
See the entire series at “The People and the Olive” channel here: vimeo.com/channels/292633
To find out more information, or to donate olive trees to Palestinian farmers, visit runacrosspalestine.org