The Jerusalem Tapes

1971 | 12:16:59 | Israel | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | 1/2" open reel video

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive

Tags: Documentation, Expedition/Travel, History, Jewish, Middle East, Religion/Spirituality, Travel

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In 1971 the curator Allon Schoerner was commissioned by Hadassah, a Jewish women’s organization, to create an exhibition about Jerusalem for the Jewish Museum in New York City.  As part of this endeavor, three artists were sent overseas to document the city: David Cort of the Videofreex, young media artist Shalom Gorewitz, and photographer and light show artist Bob Quinn.

This 5 DVD set compiles all the raw footage shot on this journey. 

Disc 1 - TRT: 2:29:49 - The Jerusalem Tapes Disc 1:  The City
Arrival in Jerusalem - 32:48
Welcome to Jerusalem - 22:56
Jerusalem Airplane - 31:02
Mayor of Jerusalem - Teddy Kollek - 33:27
Wailing Wall - 05:53
Damascus Gate, Old City - 23:43

Disc 2 - TRT: 2:29:04 - The Jerusalem Tapes Disc 2:  History
Dig - 1:44:35
Light Table - 03:04
The Tomb of Mary, The Holy Sepulcher, The Stations of the Cross - 32:37
Sheep Slaughter - 08:48

Disc 3 - TRT: 2:33:54 - The Jerusalem Tapes Disc 3:  Yeshiva 
Yeshiva Conversations - 1:35:39
Rabbi Frank - 01:51
Yeshiva, Slaughter Rap, Tommies Eating - 26:56
Songs of the Yeshiva - 15:48
The Briss - 13:40

Disc 4 - TRT: 2:26:01 - The Jerusalem Tapes Disc 4:  Peoples
Israeli Black Panthers on the Street - 33:40
Israeli Black Panther Demonstration - 26:13
Soccer Game - 29:55
Arab Boys Playing - 10:34
Arab Feedback - 08:25
Drive to Prison - 15:05
Bus Ride, Market - 18:30
Traffic Ticket - 03:39

Disc 5 - TRT: 2:18:11 - The Jerusalem Tapes Disc 5:  Tours
Brain Studies - 38:51
Hadassah Hospital - 41:26
Old People's Workshop - 10:56
Goldstein Village - 21:28
Park Opening - 14:36
Pickle Store - 10:44