50 Miracle Minutes: Operation Moving Day (film #7 in the Health section of the State of Israel section of Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive). [Category: Public Service]

This film from 1960 documents the moving day of the Hadassah Hebrew Medical Center in Jerusalem to new, more modern quarters. The story is told in great and loving detail, and with high emotion, considering the hardships the hospital went through during the various wars for independence in Israel. For someone not intimately involved in this story, it drags a bit after awhile, but I respect what they were trying to do, and suspect the film was very moving to its intended audience. It does give a historically interesting portrayal of what was involved in moving a hospital to new quarters in 1960.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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