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Views of Jerusalem from above, probably from Mount Zion.
We see views from the Old City’s Wall near the Jaffa Gate.

We follow a woman as she walks along the wall of the citadel of Jerusalem or the Tower of David. Footage from the Tower of David that was built in the 2nd century, from either the Phasael or the Hippicus Tower ruins, as argued by archaeologist Hillel Geva who excavated the Citadel and it was built by Herod at the first place. The filmmaker continues with views from the Tower of David. We can see the minaret that was added by the renovation the Muslims did in the 6th century during their Jerusalem conquest. Then, views from the courtyard of the tower which contains archeological ruins.

The tour of the old city of Jerusalem continues with views from its building structure, the daily life of the inhabitants and the tour of the tourists in the labyrinthine narrow alleys of Via Dolorosa, which is believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion.

Afterwards we see views of the Church of the Resurrection (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre). We are watching a large crowd as they enter the temple, a zoom in on the stationary wooden staircase and views from the facade of the Temple. Inside the temple in the canopy is the Holy Sepulcher (the tomb of Christ). Many denominations coexist under the same roof with the 18th century status quo regulating their social coexistence. One last view at the small chapel of Metochi Gethsemane where a sign informs us of its reconstruction.

The lens takes views from the Jewish quarter of Kardo, we see passers-by and a rabbi who seems in a hurry, passes in front of our lens.

Last destination is the Western Wall, the holiest site of the Jews and is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. Views at a distance from the wall where behind it we can see the Al Aqsa Mosque. It is located on the Temple Mount or Haram Al Sharif, an important religious site for Armenians, Christians, Jews and Muslims.

The lens focuses on the Omar Mosque, the guardian of the Holy Rock, which according to Jewish tradition on this rock Abraham went to sacrifice his son Isaac, while the Muslims mention Ishmael.

Zoom in at the Western Wall. We watch the prayers of the religious. On the left we can see the men and on the right the women in rhythmic movements. The film closes with views from the wall, the large number of visitors and the last view from the Mosque Square.


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Filippou Michail

HD (1440x1080)



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