A City Called Eliat (film #2 in the Cities section of the State of Israel section of Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive). [Category: Sleaze & Outsider]

This 60s film documents the development of the city of Eliat in Israel from an old settlement to a modern city. This is in Hebrew, so it’s hard to follow if you don’t know the language, but it seems to be mostly about what a gosh-wow modern city Eliat is, since there’s lots of bouncy music on the soundtrack and lots of scenes of new construction and modern technology. What the scene of a bunch of men ogling a woman in a smoky bar means, though, I have no idea.

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

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