1930s-50s Culture, History and War - Including the Arab-Israel War, the Six Day War, Footage of Jerusalem, Damascus and Palestine and Hadassa Vocational Training
This DVD offers an excellent selection of films and short newsreels about Israel and surrounding area in the mid 20th Century. The total runtime for this collection is 1 hour 15 minutes.
The two short newsreels cover a Tel Aviv Israel protest against UN order to evacuate Gaza and Sinai in Mideast and Suez and a debate on the Six-Day Middle East war in the UN.
The films are:
1) Screen Traveler: Damascus and Jerusalem (1936) - A whirlwind tour of Palestine, Damascus, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Haram-esh-Sherif, Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, the Jaffa Gate and more.
2) Middle East Amateur Film (1933) - This silent film visits Bethlehem showing a variety of street and religious scenes and the Wailing Wall.
3) Labor of Thy Hands (1950s) - This film, presented by Hadassa, discusses the various vocational training programs that this organization funds in Israel and how the program bring new hope to young people who had their lives torn apart by the concentration camps and family destruction during the war.
4) Sands of Sorrow (1950) - This film examines the Arab-Israeli war and the refugees caused by it. It shows relief efforts for the displaces and discusses work programs for the refugees. It is an excellent portrayal of the damage war does to the innocent civilians in the areas affected.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD