Watch: Date Harvest in Najran

Completing the traditional date harvest with the least amount of technology ensures the craft is not lost with time. 

In the southern region of Najran, Saudi Arabia, the date harvest is well underway.

Naser Mahdi Al Khutaish Al Harith, a resident of Najran is completing the tiring but rewarding job of scaling palm trees that have been stood long before his time. 

Determined to maintain the tradition of the date harvest with the least amount of technology ensures the craft of the harvest is not lost through generations. 

Watch the full film for more.


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