Land Of Contrasts

1967
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A short documentary produced by the Film Division of the Government of Israel (Israeli Film Service) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the United Nations Special Fund.
In 1960, in a project supported by the United Nations, there began the construction of three dams in the drainage basin of the Shikma Stream. The project aimed to improve the exploitation of water and land resources by developing integrated methods for agriculture, pooling, and grazing. Seven years later, this film reviews the project. The dams, which collect flash flood water in the arid area, enable the cultivation of crops in nearby fields also during dry years. Cattle herds of Moshav Lakhish also benefit from the dams waters.