The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is proud to present the documentary project 50 YEAR 50 FACES in honor of Jerusalem Day, 2017.
50 YEAR 50 FACES presents the different faces of the city through the people of Jerusalem past and present and their stories about the reunification of the city.
Through a series of short films and touching written narratives, each one reveals their experience from that monumental week in Jerusalem. Some of the participants in the project were only children or youth 50 years ago. Others fought in the battles or served as nurses and doctors and some just happened to be there “by chance”. The stories presented reflect the Jerusalem of 1967, with stories being told by residents of the Old City of Jerusalem as well as from the new city.
Among the 50 stories presented in 50 YEAR 50 FACES is the story of a paratrooper who threw a note over the wall of the Tower of David in the hope that someone would deliver it to his family up north, the story of a nun who opened the monastery to Jordanian soldiers, the story of children playing a game while the Jordanian Legion fired above their heads, the story of the soldier who chiseled out the street sign that had been placed of the Western Wall, the story of an actress who acted in the controversial satire by Hanoch Levin “You, Me and the Next War”, or the story of a lost medal belonging to a Jordanian soldier and how it was returned to its owner.
50 YEAR 50 FACES is produced and directed by Moshe Alfi, himself an 11th generation Jerusalemite. Alfi insured that the voices of 1967 would be heard, and included in the project are Israelis and Arabs, soldiers, soldiers and civilians, men and women, Jews, Christians and Muslims. As such it is a multi-faceted fascinating documentary.
Videos are screened in the original language of the participants (Hebrew, Arabic and English) with subtitles.
Director and Producer: Moshe Alafi
Content Editor: Tamar Berliner – Tower of David Museum
Photographer: Moshe Churi
Editor: Tamar Gan-Zvi
Animation: Doodi Evan
Research: Inbar Josef-Dan
Moldet Schreiber: Ayelet Sack
Shulamit Liphshitz: Recorder
Assistant Photographer: Arik Kaufman
Makeup: Revital Cohen
Hadas Sinai: Production Manager
Matan Drumer: Production Assistants
Ori Kopel: Sharon Teva
POST PRODUCTION STUDIOS ZINKO STUDIOS
JACOB SHEM TOV
ITAY BARZILAY ONLINE EDITOR
YONATAN MULIAN SOUND DESIGN
MERAV PODKAMINER POST PRODUCER
DIGITATORS SHAY SHANI/ORI HERZL
Insurance: Hirshovitz Pitronot Jerusalem
Production: Alafim Productions Jerusalem
Tower of David Museum staff
Director and Chief Curator: Eilat Lieber
Deputy Director and Head of Cultural Events: Tamar Berliner
Chief Financial Officer: Uriel Dagan
Director of Maintenance & Infrastructure Development: Yehuda Vaknin
Director of Marketing: Neta Yaron
Public Relations: Shirley Itzhaki, Caroline Shapiro:
Director of Education Department: Dini Avraham
Director of Development and English editor: Rose Ginosar
Archive Manager: Hamutal Menasheof
Text Editing and Translation: Ehud Maimon, Osnat Shvager
Website and Still photography: Ricky Rachman
Advertising and New Media: Shay Amiran-Pugachov
Production Coordination: Nurit Shalom, Michal Atias, Dany Kinreich