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The Pioneers

Directed by: Aleksander Ford
84 Minutes, 1934

A powerful, beautifully photographed story about the trials and tribulations of Jewish pioneers, featuring an indomitable heroine who fights for the group’s survival and success–in the face of drought, malaria, endless hard work and an Arab sheikh who goads his people into war. It climaxes in visual explosions of rampaging humanity, gushing water, and other signs of passionate frontier life. Due to its Arab-Jewish tensions, the British Mandatory Government banned Polish director Ford’s film in Palestine.


Director: Aleksander Ford

Cast: Aharon Meskin

Cast: M. Forfeld

Cast: Raphael Klatchkin

Cast: R. Goldberg

Cast: Meir Teomi as M. Teomi

Writer: Aleksander Ford