Rosh Pina: The Lost Dreams of the Upper Street

The Preserver of Rosh Pina Encounters the Towns Contemporary Residents

3 Minutes, 1977
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Directed by: Lihi Hanoch
Production:Igal Efrati, David Schitz
Photographer: Ilan Rosenberg
Original Music: Shalom Hanoch
Narrator: Shamira Imber
Language: Hebrew
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In the year 1977, plans are made for the renovation and preservation of the old village of Rosh Pina, located high on a slope of Mt. Canaan in the upper Galilee. The houses of the old moshava became abandoned gradually, when descendents of late 19th century founders descended into the valley, where modern agriculture was more feasable. Only three of the elders remain up-top, and the preservation operation should be simple. However, beginning in the late 1960s, a new community came to call the old ghost town home. Those are Hippies״ and bohemians who squatted in the derelict houses, renovated them and forged a social fabric. In this scene, an expert on preservation appointed by the local council, tours the upper street and encounters its current residents. An excerpt of a film by Lihi Hanoch, produced by the Israeli Film Service.

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