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The story of the Jews / written and presented by Simon Schama.

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Author Schama, Simon
Title The story of the Jews / written and presented by Simon Schama. [videorecording]
Publisher/Date Australia BBC Worldwide Australia [2014]
Australia Distributed by Madman Entertainment [2014]
Pagination etc. 2 DVD-videos (295 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note "MMA5858."
Disc 1. Ep. 1. In the beginning -- Ep. 2. Among believers -- Ep. 3. Leap of faith -- Disc 2. Ep. 1. Over the rainbow -- Ep. 5. Return.
Creation Note Writer, Simon Schama ; producer, Charlotte Sacher ; researcher, Kate Edwards ; directors, Ella Bahaire & Hugo MacGregor ; executive producer, Nicolas Kent ; series producer and director, Tim Kirby ; director of photography, Jeremy Pollard ; music, Avshalom Caspi.
Performer note Presenter, Simon Schama.
Summary Note "It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish Kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gems founder at sea. And a great story unfolds. Not - as often imagined - of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians, which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too."--Publisher's description.
Target audience note Rated PG (not recommended for children under 15).
Language note In English; with subtitles for the hard of hearing.
Subject Jews -- History
Jews -- Civilization
Judaism -- History
Jews -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Schama, Simon screenwriter, presenter.
Sacher, Charlotte film producer.
Kent, Nicolas, 1945- film producer.
Kirby, Tim series producer, series director.
Edwards, Kate researcher.
Bahaire, Ella film director.
MacGregor, Hugo film director.
Pollard, Jeremy director of photography.
Caspi, Avshalom composer.
Corporate Author History (Television network)
BBC Worldwide Ltd production company.
Oxford Film & Television
Added title Story of the Jews (Television program)
Shelf Location DVD 909.049 SCHA
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