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Alden Films

Overview
Works: 205 works in 248 publications in 1 language and 1,143 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Pictorial works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: DS149, 915.6944
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alden Films
Sighet, Sighet( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting film about Elie Wiesel's hometown and roots. This work describes the deportation of the Jews as an event of little consequence to his non-Jewish neighbors
To realize a dream 100 years of Zionism( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the history of Zionism from its inception until the present. Includes photographs of Herzl and the First Zionist Congress ; filmclips of major events in Zionist history. Herzl is discussed in detail, with mention of Borochov, Syrkin, Sokolow, Ussishkin, Weizmann, and Jabotinsky
Sea of dreams( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of historical and present day life in the Sea of Galilee region of Israel
The legacy of Anne Frank( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dramatic documentary which features interviews with Dutch citizens who knew the ill-fated young diarist as a child, along with captured German films of the Nazi occupation of Holland. Filmed on location in Amsterdam, the video shows the school Anne attended, and the house where she and her family had their hiding place. Appearing in the video is Anne's father, Otto Frank, the only family member to survive the Holocaust."--Container
Secrets of Jerusalem archaeological discoveries from the 1st and 2nd temple periods( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explore of the life and times of the First and Second Temple periods hidden beneath the soil of centuries. Israel's leading archaeologists guide viewers through the tunnels and caves that played a vital role in Jerusalem's ancient history and the digs and excavations that verify Bible"--Container
Israel the promise of the Jewish people( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media reporting of current events in Israel has tended to display a shocking amount of historical amnesia. To judge from the coverage of the Middle East one would think that the ties between the Jewish people and the land of Israel have been strong only since 1948, when the Jewish state was created. In fact, Israel has been central to Jewish identity and religious life ever since the destruction of the Second Temple and the subsequent exile more than 2,000 years ago. Jews have been living in the land continuously for over 3,000 years, and along with G-d and Torah, Israel has always been the third element in the triumvirate that has defined the Jewish people since time immemorial. The antidote to the historical amnesia is Yisrael Lifschutz's Israel: The Promise of the Jewish People. - Container
Jerusalem the gates of time( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the restoration of Jerusalem since 1967, beginning with its gates and then into the city itself. Looks at how Israel is preserving Jerusalem's existence as an historic and spiritual center while providing the services essential to a 20th century city. The video includes footage of ancient sites, recent renovations and restorations
Kibbutz( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kibbutz attempted in a small way to create a Jewish utopia based upon the tenets of equality, Jewish labor, and Zionism. This institution is examined in light of today's new developments, social changes, and economic imperatives
Let my people go( Visual )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the difficulties encountered by the Jews in their search for a homeland
Herzl( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the struggle of Theodor Herzl to establish a Jewish State in what is now Israel. He called for the first Zionist Congress to be held in Basel in 1897. His transformation from an assimilationist playwright to the leader of Jewish nationalism is set against the pogroms of Czarist Russia and the vicious antisemitism of 19th century Europe
Eichmann( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The capture of this notorious war criminal by Israeli intelligence is reenacted with interviews with the actual Mossad agents who brought him to justice after a worldwide manhunt of 15 years."--Container
From life to life death and mourning in the Jewish tradition; Jewish death and mourning( Visual )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two films introduce and explain the Jewish laws and religious observances of death. Rabbi Menachem Rokeach, Rabbi Joseph Chait and others explain Jewish practices and traditions, based on Torah law. Depicts the preparation for burial, the simple pine coffin, the muslin shroud, the Ritual of Taharah, the burial, the shiva and the need for a tombstone
Explorers of the Holy Land in the 19th century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives brief descriptions of some of the early explorers in Palestine and details their influences in 19th century civilization
Ancient roots archaeological exploration in Israel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories that takes the viewer into the very heart of the Christian-Judaic past of the Holy Land
Children of the Exodus( Visual )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the search for a group of child survivors of the Holocasut twenty years after their arrival in Israel in 1947 on the illegal ship "Exodus". Looks at recent Jewish history and the rebirth of these children's lives in Israel
Jerusalem is one( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, documents the reunification and growth of Israel's ancient modern capital. Includes archival footage
Jerusalem the city touched by God( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Liv Ullman talks about the history of Jerusalem
Sighet, Sighet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting film about Elie Wiesel's hometown, Sighet. During World War II, the entire Jewish population of Sighet disappeared in the German cattle trains. This work describes the deportation of the Jews as an event of little consequence to Wiesel's non-Jewish neighbors
Jewish symbols( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the creation, development and meaning of symbols central to Jewish thought, such as the Menorah and the Star of David. Includes the beginnings of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah. the Shema
Six days in June( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black-and-white news clips from the period tell the story of the Six Days War in 1967
 
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English (38)