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The Innocent Door ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB522276
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Peter Raymont
Directors:  Kenneth McCready
Producing Agencies:  Canada. Urban Affairs Canada (Ottawa), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Documentary, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1973
Running Time:  29:27

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An unusual and privileged view of the old city of Jerusalem, as it is, and as it soon may appear when planned redevelopment of certain sectors takes place. Here, too, are found the problems of traffic congestion, over-crowding, and inadequate housing. The man appointed to try to reconcile the need for change with traditional values is Montréal architect Moshe Safdie. His plans, shown in scale models, are in harmony with ancient architecture and encompass the "innocent doorways" that lead from walled streets to pleasant courtyards.

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