“A Trip Through the Emek,” is the name of a new Educational film that has just been relcased by the Palestine Educational Committee. The film depicts over fifty scenes and views taken in the Valley of Jezreel, Palestine.
This film and lecture illustrate the transformation of a vast swamp area in Palestine into a fruitful and healthy colonization center. Thanks to the sacrifices of the chalutzim and the projects undertaken by the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish National Fund, the Valley of Jezreel (Emek) now feeds thousands of Jewish families in more than twenty prosperous villages.
Beginning at historical Mt. Carmel, the travelogue goes through the entire length of the Emek, stopping at the most important points en route such as the Kishon River, the villages of the Chasidim, an old Arab village, the workers’ village of Nahalal, the Girls’ Agricultural College, the Balfour Forest, the Nazareth Highlands, the Children’s Village established by South African Jews, the American colony of Balfouria and many of the workers Kevutzoth including Ain Harod. It also shows Dr. Chaim Weizmann laying the corner stone for a new village in the Emek on the occasion of his visit to Palestine.
The Palestine Educational Committee consists of a group of individuals prominent in Jewish educational and cultural affairs. The committee is headed by Judah Lapson, chairman, and includes Israel S. Chipkin, Chas. A. Cowen, Samuel Dinin, Oscar Divinsky, Joshua Friedman, Philip Gingold, Herman Jacobs, David Rudavsky, Dr. Mordecai Soltes, Kalman Whiteman. Joseph Shaffer is secretary.