Episode ‘The searcher’
Director Gijs Mijers Swantee
Production VPRO/Madeleine Somer
Hani Hayajneh (Jordan, 1965) is a professor of pre-Islamic languages and cultures at Yarmouk University in Jordan. He searches for remains of pre-Islamic civilizations. Wedged between the hot spots of the Middle East conflict, he is looking for inscriptions on rock walls and basalt stones left by passing Bedouins in the Jordan desert.