Moledet | Chicago Reader


Documentarian Yaakov Gross tells the story of Israel's first film studio, opened in the late 1920s by a young cameraman named Nathan Axelrod to produce newsreels. The Moledet archives provide a wealth of fascinating footage, showing the 1929 riots at the Wailing Wall, a ceremony commemorating the completion of Tel Aviv's first large synagogue, and a bedouin sheikh's wedding attended by 200 Jewish guests. They're arresting glimpses of a time when Jews and Arabs regarded each other with curiosity rather than hostility. 65 min.


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