Pre-state Israel's 'First Propaganda Movie' Gets New Lease on Life

The long-lost film 'The Life of the Jews in the Land of Israel' will be screened in a new digital edition in Jerusalem.

For 80 years, the movie “The Life of the Jews in the Land of Israel: 1913” was thought to be lost. The film, shot in prestate Israel in 1913, disappeared during World War I. In 1975, a copy was found in a private collection in the United States. However, when the cases were opened, it transpired that the film reels had disintegrated.