Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Départ de Jérusalem en Chemin de Fer - 1897

Country: France
Director: Louis Lumière
Release Date: 1897 (France)
Also known as: Juna lähtee Jerusalemista (Finland - informal title); Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (International - English title); Tåget avgår från Jerusalem (Finland - informal title) (Swedish title); Vonattal Jeruzsálemböl (Hungary)
Filming Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
Production Co: Lumière 
Runtime: 1 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Documentary | Short
A train, with a camera mounted near the front, pulls out of the Jerusalem station. It passes groups, first of Europeans, then Palestinian Arabs, then Palestinian Jews. Dress, hats, and facial hair are each distinctive group to group. Except for the station itself, the buildings visible in the background are ruins - no more than crumbling walls.

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