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The Innocent Door

The Innocent Door

| 29 min

This short documentary affords us an unusual and privileged view of the old city of Jerusalem, before and after the redevelopment of certain key sectors took place in the early 1970s. The man appointed to try to reconcile the need for change with traditional values is Montreal architect Moshe Safdie. His plans, shown in scale models, are in harmony with ancient architecture and encompass the “innocent doorways” that lead from walled streets to pleasant courtyards.


Credits
  • director
    Kenneth McCready
  • photography
    Pierre Letarte
  • editing
    Peter Raymont
  • location sound
    Hans Oomes
  • sound editing
    Gérard Sénécal
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • assistant editor
    Judith Potterton
  • assistant cameraman
    Andreas Poulsson
  • location assistant
    Sarita Novik
  • production advisor
    Esther Dar
  • associate producer
    Peter Raymont
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig

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