• Short Summary

    Life in Jerusalem - religion, leisure, work, housing, agriculture etc.

  • Description

    Aerial shots of Jerusalem and the land around it. Domed mosque of Omar (?). Monasteries, chapels and shrines. Orthodox monastery hewn out of natural rock. A monk rings bells. Two holy men walk on to balcony. C/U of men and a religious image held by one of the men. Wailing Wall. Men at the wall. Arab sepulchres. Farms, shepherd with his flock. Man and a child follow a cart led by a donkey. The man shouts - probably advertising the goods he has in his cart. Two men play cards.

    Various shots of men at work in the fields with hand ploughs. Two men lead donkeys along a country road. Group of women and children on a barren hillside. Woman opens out a blanket she has on her lap, inside is a baby. Baby in a hammock. Children outside a tent. A group of tents. Voice over talks of Jewish immigration. Shot of a woman ringing a makeshift bell. Shots of Jewish people walking into half finished building. Construction work. Men build. Shots of blocks of flats, houses, school etc. Interior of a school or other public building. Girls put on their wellingtons. Girl outside in a headscarf feeds chickens. Women at work in the farmyard. Cattle. Men herd goats. Bus drives down a steep road.

    Shots of a Palestinian irrigation system installed by the British. Crops growing. Landscape shots. Orange picking. Harbour. Camel train walking along a beach (unusual shots). Camels walk past a building site. They are bringing sand from the coast for the construction of Tel Aviv. Men at work. Buildings in the process of being built. Street scenes. Large municipal buildings. Man conducts traffic. Aerial shots of Tel Aviv - its buildings and orange groves. Film incomplete.

    Note: one can of offcuts exist - much of the material is of other countries though.

    Film about Israel / Palestine.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:24:00 / 01:40:56:00

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