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Title:JEWISH COLONIES IN PALESTINE : Rishon Le Zion [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 18
Summary: A brief film of the Jewish settlement at Rishon le Zion, Palestine Front, autumn 1917.
Description: Saturday afternoon in the settlement, the name of which means 'Zion's First'. People wander about and a brass band of the Australian Light Horse plays on a bandstand. A general panorama of Rishon le Zion filmed from "the top of the refrigerator building where the famous wines are kept".
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Jeapes, Harold (Production individual)
Hurley, Frank1885-10-151962-01-16Australian photographer (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Light Horse, bandsmen (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, Jewish - residential (object name)
society, Jewish - domestic (object name)
recreation, Australian military - music (object name)
Turkey & Rishon le Zion, Palestine (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 136 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Intertitles: there is a single flashframe, quoted in the summary.
Remarks: extremely interesting as a historical record, but poor quality film.