1930’s TRAVELOGUE FILM “PORT O’ CALL, CITY OF DAVID” This film takes viewers on a tour through Jerusalem in the 1930’s and present the various types of religions which use the area for pilgrimage. In the film it presents Jerusalem as belonging to Palestinian territory, though today it is currently Israeli territory. It was produced by William M. Pizor (:17) and is of the Port O’ Call film series. It opens with an expansive view of the city from a hilltop (1:06). Jerusalem sits on the location which it was said King David had constructed an altar to the lord on (1:06). The city walls are pointed to (1:20) as well as some of it’s six gates. The northern gate, also known as the Damascus gate (1:30) is said to be the most imposing. The Citadel, also known as the Tower of David (1:49) stands above the walls and is now a museum. Visitors entering from the west enter through the Jaffa gate (1:54) or the preach nearby which had been constructed to admit Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany when he and his wife visited in 1898 (1:59). During the Battle of Jerusalem in 1917, General Allenby and his troops also entered through here as well to take the city from the Turks (2:05). The narrow walk ways are pictured through the city which only enable foot traffic (2:16) and the crowded David Street follows (2:20). Those within the city, who are of the Muslim faith, stop for prayer five times daily in the minaret (2:54). This site is sacred to them as it was said to be the location which Muhammed had ascended into heaven (3:01). Practitioners of the Christian faith hold the area sacred as it is said to be the place in which the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ took place (3:05). For those of the Jewish faith, it is said to be the City of David (3:10). Sanitation was fairly poor in the city and large bars of soap cakes are seen for sale (3:28). In the bazaar a cobbler is at work (3:41) as well as a tanner fleecing lambs (3:55). Via Dolorosa Street (4:18) runs through the center of the city and is believed to be the path which Christ had walked along towards his crucifixion. Streetways are seen crowded with inhabitants in traditional flowing garments carrying large packs (4:34). Camels are used throughout the area (4:51) and a donkey walks by one as they often roamed the city unattended (5:07). Thousands of oranges are brought here from Jaffa on the Mediterranean coast (5:18) to be sold at early morning markets (5:33). Workers are seen employed in the task of cleaning utensils and pans (6:05). The method is shown which includes first polishing the material while standing inside of it generally using their feet (6:16). The pans are then washed in a solution of nitrate, salt and cream of tartar (6:26). These are then set above a flame to fix the bath (6:32). The Dome of the Rock (7:31), constructed on the site of the Temple of Solomon, is shown. The final remining section of the wall of the temple follows (7:38). This is known in the Jewish faith as the wailing wall (7:42) and practitioners travel here daily to pray. The film begins to wrap up with the information that many faiths travel here for pilgrimage (8:27) and the expanding outer lines of the city are shown as modern housing and hotels were growing around it (8:56).