The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Collection

The Daily Work

14 Minutes, 1957
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Directed by: Unknown
Cast: Eddy Halpern
Production:Marc Hillel, Elisha Birnbaum
Production Company:Geva Films Ltd., Keren Hayesod
Original Music: Eddy Halpern
Narrator: Michael Elkins
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

This short documentary film was produced by Geva Studios for the “Keren Hayesod” organization in 1957, intended for a French-speaking audience. The film showcases the productive industries and agriculture of the young state of Israel while following the daily lives of Israeli workers. It primarily focuses on the absorption and employment of new immigrants from all over the world, demonstrating their integration across diverse fields of employment, both traditional and modern. The documentary highlights agriculture in Galilee as well as the mining of phosphates and oil at the Dead Sea. It juxtaposes large factories with traditional handcrafts, providing a comprehensive view of the economic landscape. The film also documents Labor Minister Mordechai Namir as he awards the Kaplan Award to outstanding employees.

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