Episode 9 – Shavuot: The Wheat Harvest
Did human beings domesticate wheat, or was it the other way around? In either case, our encounter with this golden grain remains one of history’s most intriguing topics. In honor of Shavuot, this short film traces the story of wheat – from 11,000-year-old grains, through the biblical meeting of Ruth and Boaz, to the bounteous harvest in a 20th-century painting by Nahum Gutman.
Point of View is a partnership between Beit Avi Chai and the Israel Museum. Each episode presents a Jewish holiday theme through the eyes of objet d’art from the Israel Museum’s collection.
Presented by Romy Neumark
Directed and edited by Alon Levi
Israel Museum staff: Einav Ziv Ayalon; Neta Cohen; Dr. Rachel Sarfati; Dr. Haim Gitler; Tamar Manor-Friedman; Efrat Klipshtein; Sharon Weiser-Ferguson; Timna Seligman; Shlomit Dror; Tali Sharvit; Inbal Gerzon; Ahiad Ovadia; Hani Green; Elisheva Yardeni; Irit Lev Beyth; Felix Spivak; Oleg Kalashnikov; Chen Mellul; Anna Nizza; Paul Zeharya Rowe; Daniel Galperin; Shlomit Steinberg; Dr. Amitai Mendelsohn; Revital Mazover; Anna Barber; Yael Barschak; Tami Michaeli
Beit Avi Chai Staff: Dr. David Rozenson; Noam Novick; Amichai Chasson; Eyal Levit; Shachar Montlake; Avishai Huri; Ran Zeira; Sharon Gini; Gabriel Vinocur; Matan Chaim; Omrie Levi
Production Staff: Yinon Slotzky; Aviv Meseznik; Shmuel Twig; Vitali Agronov; Asaf Averjil; Aya Gavriel; Shira Daniel; Yuval Almog; Maor Robin; Lev Ratner; Amit Lahav; Neriya Wilf.