To the promised land

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German title To the promised land
Original title The Long Way Home
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1997
length 120 minutes
Director Mark Jonathan Harris
production Richard Drank ,
Marvin Here
music Lee Holdridge
camera Don Lenzer
cut Kate Amend

Into the Promised Land (original title: The Long Way Home , English for "The long way home") is an American documentary by Mark Jonathan Harris from 1997. The film describes the plight of Jewish refugees after the Second World War when Anti-Semitism was still there and poverty was rampant. For many, emigration to the League of Nations mandate for Palestine became a hope for hope, but the refugees mostly ended up in camps in Cyprus because of British immigration laws . Because of the problems, the State of Israel was ultimately founded, whereby the film particularly focuses on the debates in the White House between Jewish Palestinians, President Harry S. Truman and the United Nations .

The film is from the off by Morgan Freeman commented. Edward Asner , Sean Astin , Martin Landau , Miriam Margolyes , David Paymer , Nina Siemaszko , Helen Slater and Michael York also act as speakers . The Promised Land won at the Oscars in 1998 the Oscar for best documentary.

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  1. ^ Rosenberg, Jennifer: A Long Way Home history - Holocaust . Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  2. ^ NY Times: The Long Way Home . In: NY Times . Retrieved November 21, 2008.