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Jerusalem - Rhythm of a Distant City

Israel, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Documentary)

Director: Dan Geva

So, this is what Jerusalem looks like from a bread delivery push-cart? Some great steadi-cam work and editing propel us through this ancient city's back streets and market places; from the strange tranquility of the Wailing Wall to the dark narrow back streets. Captured (almost) are the smells, noises and atmosphere of this place where only the clothes people wear has changed.

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