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Flight to Freedom

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Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1949
Languages: 
English
Description: 
This short film is about Operation Magic Carpet which brought thousands of Yemenite Jews to Israel in the late 1940s. While most of the film's soundtrack is comprised of a voice-over recording, there are a few segments in which traditional Yemenite singing can be heard. Furthermore, around the middle of the film, a Yemenite dance is portrayed and heard as many men gather and dance, while others sing and drum before a plane comes to take them to Israel. 
Complete film on Youtube, courtesy of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Virtual Cinema:

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