The Kennedy Leigh Collection

Springtime in Galilee

14 Minutes, 1939
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Directed by: Fred Donkle
Production:Fred Donkle
Language: Silent
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A spectacular, colourful and truly one-of-a-kind record of the Galilee in the 1930s. Director Fred Dunkel set out to film the Upper Galilee’s local landscapes and its new Jewish residents, and ended up making a film that captured, among other things, the ancient sites of Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, the streams of Ain Mallaha (aka Eynan), the city of Safed, Rosh Pina, the Mahanayim, colony, Kibbutz Ein Gev, and Lehavot Bridge. Woven in with the documentary footage are also several fictional scenes: a horse show, Arabic lessons with tutor, Yehoshua Habushi, members of Kibbutz Amir dancing by the local tower, and a glimpse of the then-two-year-old Al-Nabi Yusha’ police station.

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