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Agadati: Screen of an Artist

Directed by: Hillel Tryster
37 Minutes, 1997

Baruch Agadati-dancer, painter and filmmaker- is best known for having captured on film the flavor and excitement of life in Tel Aviv of the 1930’s. As film technology improved, Agadati’s AGA film company produced the first major sound picture in the land of Israel. This is the Land (1934), his most ambitious film, detailed the founding of Tel Aviv, the outbreak of World War I, the Balfour declaration and other important events celebrating fifty years of Jewish growth in Palestine. Agadati captured the pioneering mood of the early years and this compilation documentary ably celebrates his life and work.