Zion Scenes Filmed by Italian Company
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Zion Scenes Filmed by Italian Company

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After having taken about 5,000 feet of film in Palestine, Commander Arturo Ambrosio, technical adviser of the Lux Christiana Film Company of Rome, left with his staff for Italy. The party will return here in April to complete the film.

The first reels made by the group were at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Since then the company has continued to photograph Jewish, Christian and Moslem shrines and the colorful ceremonies of the three religions.

Upon their return, the group will erect temporary buildings on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and begin work on a sound film for a Bedouin drama.

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