Israeli Gets Soviet Permission to Film History of Jews in Russia
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Israeli Gets Soviet Permission to Film History of Jews in Russia

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Soviet authorities have given an Israeli film producer their official approval of a project to make a documentary movie tracing the history of the Jews of Russia, according to a dispatch from Moscow appearing today in Variety, the theatrical weekly.

Mrs. Margot Klausner, an Israeli film producer, announced in Moscow that she had obtained approval of her project while attending the Moscow Film Festival. She said she had applied for such permission in writing six months ago, and that her request has now been granted by the film department of the Soviet Ministry of Culture.

The Israeli producer was quoted as saying that, after going back to her studio near Tel Aviv, she will return to Moscow with a director and a film editor, and will have the privilege of going through Soviet film archives dealing with the history of the Jews in Russia. She said she was planning a full-length feature. If it is necessary to shoot some extra footage to supplement the film archive material she said, she will seek such additional permission from the Moscow authorities.

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