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The Innocent Door

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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.

1973, 29 min 27 s