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The Lady of the White City
Video 8:40



The experimental video work ‘The Lady of the White City’ consists of excerpts from the collection of Nathan Axelrod newsreels "Moledet" and "Carmel", filmed between 1927-1958, and an Interview with Zina Dizengoff in which she is heard for the first time since her untimely death in February 1930. The work combines the few rare moments of footage that exist of Zina - her funeral journey, together with an imagined monologue in which she tells her own story alongside the development of the ‘Yishuv’ and the white city, Tel-Aviv.


Research, screenplay, direction, and production: Bar Meyer

DOP: Nathan Axelrod

Editors: Bar Mayer, Rotem Pesachovitz Paz

Sound design: Yotam Agam

In the role of Zina Dizengoff: Shir Frum

Original score: Yaakov Lammar, Malki New

Archive Materials: The Israeli State Archive, Israeli Film Archive – Jerusalem Cinematheque

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