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Video Cultural Vignettes

Life on the Hauran plain has continued from ancient times down to today. This group of short films explores several aspects of life in northern Jordan, a mix of 21st-century changes and lively traditions.

From how to make shirak bread over an open fire to listening to a rababa, a traditional stringed instrument, this video collection captures some of the daily tasks and traditions still alive in Umm el-Jimal and other towns in the southern Hauran region.


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A local weaver shows off her wool yarn

Other Video Content

More clips are available. Click on Oral Histories for a living archive of resident's memories and traditions, or head over to Short Films in the Museum section for videos about life at ancient Umm el-Jimal.