The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Collection

The Eternal Struggle

21 Minutes, 1954
Short Film

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Directed by: Yona Zaretsky
Production Company:Geva Film Studios, Israeli Film Service
Original Music: Eddy Halpern
Narrator: Elimeleh Ram
Languages: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

The film presents the settling of the Negev according to the narrative of “making the desert bloom”. The desert, so it goes, used to be flowring and inhabited until the end of the byzantine period. Muslim conquest lay it to waste and the Bedouins are a primitive society. Israeli development will redeem the landscape. Its achievements are detailed one by one: planting fields in the Western Negev, establishing Gadna camps in the Arava Valley, developing Beer Sheva, laying roads, mining and the establishment of Eilat.

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