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Alden Films

Overview
Works: 202 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 1,343 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Military history  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Biographical films  Drama  Short films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: DS127, 956.046
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alden Films
Sighet, Sighet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 77 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
Ancient roots : archaeological exploration in Israel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 58 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
Sea of dreams( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 33 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 )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 33 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
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
Children of the Exodus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 27 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
Secrets of Jerusalem : archaeological discoveries from the 1st & 2nd temple periods( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 26 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
Let my people go( Visual )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the difficulties encountered by the Jews in their search for a homeland. Tells about the efforts of Theodore Herzl, the beginning of Zionism and the first Jewish settlers in Palestine, the classes with the Arabs, the Nazi persecution, the Warsaw ghetto and concentration camps, the illegal immigration of Jews and the British camps on Cyprus, the war of independence with the Arabs, and finally the declaration of the State of Israel and the ingathering of exiles
Israel : the land and its people( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the broad spectrum of Israel's varied landscape and society. Examines the country's ancient civilizations as well as its 20th century accomplishments in agriculture, science and industry, and its vibrant spiritual and cultural life
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
Ambulance by Ivahn Schoorman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Polish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic film depicts the essence of the Holocaust in one single incident: the gassing of unsuspecting, innocent school children, using an ambulance to lead them to their death. The ambulance, symbol of good, is used for evil as the viewer enters the phantasmagoric world of evil and watches the reactions of the children, their teacher and the German executioners. Unencumbered by dialogue, the film uses only the visual to create a story of lasting impact." --Container
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 and for 10 years worked to bring the Zionist movement intobeing
Explorers of the Holy Land in the 19th century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives brief descriptions of some of the early explorers in Palestine and details their influences in 19th century civilization
Israel : the promise of the Jewish people( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 20 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
Palestine for victory( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vintage film from the Second World War which shows the Yishu (pre-state Israel) as the only reliable United Nations ally in the Middle East. Featured are scenes of the Jewish brigade, war production, and defense of the land"--Container label
Memorandum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernard Laufer, a Jewish glass-cutter from Toronto, and his son make a return piligrimage to Belsen... 'because,' he says, 'I am alive.' Mr. Laufer survived imprisonment in eleven camps, but his family all died in Germany's gas chambers. Through him some of the atrocities perpetrated are recalled, but aside from his recollections there is little evidence of past horrors in the prosperous Germany of today as shown in the film."--Container
Jerusalem is one( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, documents the reunification and growth of Israel's ancient modern capital. Includes archival footage
From life to life : death and mourning in the Jewish tradition ; Jewish death and mourning( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 18 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
Jerusalem from below( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a Jerusalem resident who took years in digging under his house and found several layers of historical sites under his own house
Six days in June : [the war that redefined the Middle East]( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 17 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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Languages
English (47)

Polish (3)