Original title: Jérusalem
(Alternative) En Terre Sainte - Jérusalem
(USA, 1908) Pathé Frères
(US Import) Pathé Frères
Jerusalem is situated on four (five) hills: Zion, Acra, Moriah, and Opel and Bezethea. Acra is home to the grand christian church, The Church of the Holy Seplucher, and is also the most populous ans busiest. One can find anything he /she could desire in Acra's shops. In Zion, David's Tower is located. This is the most isolated part of the city, where the catci and underbrush outmumber the residents. It is also in Zion, where many refugees live in tiny, thin shanties. Bezethea holds Dama's Gate, which opens to the way to Nazareth. Also, in Bezethea, is Jermiah's Garden and the Wailing Wall. The end shows a wondrous view of the city.
Source: Susan Dalton
The first view of this interesting part of the world shows the city of Jaffa, where the Turkish soldiers are seen marching through the streets; this is followed by a view of David's Tower and the Gate of Damascus. The next is the Mount of Olives, and afterward the Garden of Gethsemane. The Wall of Lamentations, where the devout are seen offering prayer, is next. A pretty and business-like street of the city, Via Dolorosa, is followed by photographs of a number of unfortunate, hideous-looking lepers. Then follow in succession several religious processions, the Latin Patriarchate, the consulate's arrival at the Church of St Anne's, French Pilgrims, and pictures of women and children from Bethlehem. The film ends with a view showing Solomon's Temple and also a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
Source: Moving Picture World