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'Jerusalem Stories - Visions of a Holy City'
(Various / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / SISU Home Entertainment)

Overview: Visions of a holy city - 4 Delightful Documentaries on 3 DVDs: I Am a Jerusalemite; Voice of Jerusalem; Jerusalem: The City Touched by God; To Live a Dream: The Teddy Kollek Story. See the Holy Land as never before in four documentaries that tell stories of Jerusalem from every perspective. The ancient city's awe-inspiring 3,000-year history is combined with breathtaking visuals and magnificent music and is compelling viewing for audiences of all faiths and nationalities.

DVD Verdict: The first film is 'I Am a Jerusalemite,' directed by Yehoram Gaon, the legendary performer also performs eight of his hit songs about Jerusalem. The documentary also records his experiences of the famed city, and is an incredible, in depth look at a society, a heritage that still today is as revered as it ever was. For those not in the know, Gaon is considered by many as an Israeli superstar with the stature of Frank Sinatra! He writes, and directs this work with the incite and poetry of one who was born and bred in his country and loves it. Here is an early movie of this man's long career which displays very much of the countryside and people during the middle of the 20th century. [Special Feature: Short Documentary, Gaon In Jerusalem, Music Video Clip, Here I Am, Preview of a Yehoram Gaon/Gila Almagor Film, Siege. 2 Versions - English and Hebrew with English Subtitles or Hebrew.]

Next up is 'Voice of Jerusalem,' directed by Ofer Naim. Indeed, Naim's documentary presents another profound, and historical look at the renowned city, and attempts to look at what the future holds for this powerful place that is considered the home of the three largest religions throughout the world. What happened to "Jerusalem of Gold"? Is there any hope or solution to the problems surrounding Jerusalem? Which of the three religions should have the right to control Jerusalem? Should Jerusalem be the capital city? All these questions, and more are tackled here in this very compelling documentary. [FYI: This is a Widescreen Presentation (16x9)].

Next we have 'Jerusalem: The City Touched by God' directed by Yale Roe. Here we get a one-hour television production that stars internationally acclaimed actress Liv Ullmann and which was televised in countries around the world, back in the day (1988). The program is a rich overview of Jerusalem through the centuries with special emphasis on its uniqueness as being spiritually inspirational to Christians, Jews and Muslims. Music by the 300 member Mormon Tabernacle Choir, along with stunning artwork, artifacts and architecture from Jerusalem create a visually stimulating experience for viewers of any age. [Special Feature: Includes the award Winning Documentary, To Live A Dream in English, Biography/Filmography.]

Finally, we get 'To Live a Dream: The Teddy Kollek Story,' once again directed by Yale Roe. A biographical documentary of the Budapest-born Zionist who was mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 until 1993, it brings to life the history of this extraordinary man perfectly. It is, without a doubt, a fascinating portrait of the celebrated and controversial Jerusalem major whose 25 year tenure included both the 1987 Six-Day War and the 1990 Persian Gulf War. [FYI: Included on the DVD with 'Jerusalem: The City Touched by God'.]

These are a mixture of both Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations (4x3) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features listed above.