Feast of Dates - Daniel Potts
The date palm is one of the cornerstones supporting the foundations of Arabian culture and civilisation.
Known to many in Arabia as the ‘tree-of-life’ this single species provided almost all the requirements of daily life, from housing and fencing, to fuel for cooking and a highly nutritious food for both man and his camels. Boats and fish traps were, and still are, made from the tree and dates themselves are valued for their medicinal properties as well as their role in traditional hospitality — coffee and dates offered to the welcome guest — dates eaten first to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan — and dates presented at every ceremony throughout the Arab world and at many events beyond its borders.
Feast of Dates - The Date Palm in the United Arab Emirates
Voted 'Best Documentary' at the UAE Film Festival, it has been broadcast worldwide on many national and global channels.