Desert Lakes (film #16 in the Rural Settlement and Security section of the State of Israel section of Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive). [Category: Sleaze & Outsider]

This 60s Israeli film shows how irrigation has transformed the Negev area from a desert to an area of fertile farmland. Its narrated in Hebrew, but despite that, the story really isn’t too difficult to follow. The film has some striking visuals of both desert conditions and rushing water. And the music is quite nice, making this a pleasant viewing experience despite the language barrier.

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

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