Jerusalem: within these walls

United States, 1986

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Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this program offers a kaleidoscopic view and history of the city which is an important centre for three of the world’s great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The old city is divided into four quartes - Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian, where about 26,000 people live. The video profiles residents of old Jerusalem including a Jewish family of Yemeni jewellers; a Belgian refugee from Nazism; a Muslim artisan and television performer, Halil; Father Timothy, private secretary to the Greek Orthodox patriarch and finally, an Armenian Christian, survivor of Turkish oppression, who now works as a photographer.

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Credits

producer

Miriam Birch

production company

National Geographic Society

WQED

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303423

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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