Movie night: Jaffa, the Orange's Clockwork (Eyal Sivan, 2009)

Sunday, 27 March

Movie night: Jaffa, the Orange's Clockwork (Eyal Sivan, 2009)

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In deconstructing the world famous ‘Jaffa oranges’ brand and probing its iconographic history director, Eyal Sivan delves into orientalist fantasies of the Holy Land and the Zionist promise of a “desert” that colonists would be bringing to “bloom”. Sivan uses photographic and filmic archives, poems and paintings, to narrate the history that goes back to a once economically thriving Arab Jaffa, whose prolific and profit-generating orange groves attracted local and neighboring labor in droves for picking, packaging and export. After the Nakba and the expulsion of the Palestinian population, the Israeli state rebranded ‘Jaffa’ as a symbol of an Arab-free Israel. Sivan interviews historians, political analysts and workers, retracing how an orange harvest, once the site of a cooperation, transformed gradually into a symbol of the escalating conflict and war.

Jaffa, the Orange's Clockwork (Eyal Sivan, 2009), 86 minutes, English subtitles.

Eyal Sivan, is a documentary filmmaker and theoretician based in Paris. Born in 1964 in Haifa Israel and grow up in Jerusalem. After exercising as a professional photographer in Tel-Aviv, he leaves Israel in 1985 and settled in Paris. Since he is sharing is time between Europe and Israel. Known for his controversial films, Sivan directed more than 10 worldwide awarded political documentaries and produced many others. His cinematographic body of work was shown and awarded various prizes in prestigious festivals. Beside worldwide theatrical releases and TV broadcasts, Sivan's films are regularly exhibit in major art shows around the world. He publishes and lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documentary filmmaking and ethics, political crimes and representation, political use of memory, genocide and representation, etc.
Presently Sivan in an Honorary Fellow at Univerty of Exeter UK, he is teaching at the Master in Film at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and he is member of the editorial board of the Paris based publishing house La Fabrique Editions.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: Door opens at 20:00, film is starting at 20:30.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 27 March, 2022 - 20:00


  • film


Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk


Presently squatted

Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers.


  • advice/help/office hours / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / theater

opening times: 

(from October 2022):
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 13-15:30, Give Away Shop
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18-22:00, Proxy Cafe or Esperanto workshop
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 19:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal music
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop and Seed Swap
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
Every 2nd sunday of the month, 18:00-19:30, Joe's Garage open assembly