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New Roots

Israel, 1956 (MIFF 1957, The Way Ahead)

Director: Lazar Dunner

A large number of Jewish immigrants are introduced each year into Israel from Middle East Countries and their assimilation creates a serious problem. Beautifully photographed in sensitive Eastmancolour, we see through the eyes of a training officer, assigned to a group of Eastern immigrants, how these people, slovenly, unused to regular work, become gradually part of the movement reconstructing Israel.

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