The Israel Film Service Collection

People and Railways

21 Minutes, 1978
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Directed by: Yachin Hirsh
Production:Yitzhak Agadati
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Yachin Hirsh
Original Music: Yaron Shavit
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A documentary film directed by Yachin Hirsch, produced by the Israel Film Service and broadcast on educational television in 1982.
At the end of the 19th century, the first railway in Israel, between Jerusalem and Jaffa, was paved. Since then, the train has passed into the hands of the British and from there to the State of Israel, transporting about one hundred million passengers. In order to operate it, about 2,000 Israel Railways workers work daily, including drivers, blacksmiths and crane operators who breathe life into the iron giants that travel on the tracks around the country. This film contains photographs from the days of the train during the Ottoman period and the days of the Mandate, and presents the history of the Israel Railways from then until today.

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