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Documenting the human spirit
[IN JERUSALEM Edition]
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Author: Samin, Lisa
Date: Jan 4, 2008
Start Page: 22
Section: Features
Abstract (Document Summary)

"I saw an excavation of a tel at the Western Wall," says [Laura Bialis] with her trademark enthusiasm during an interview at a Jerusalem cafe. "And I was amazed that I was part of this people with such a long history that was so physical and spiritual."

"We had no real experience and no money when we came home," recalls Bialis. "But we took outstanding footage and we knew that we had to make this film. It symbolized hope over tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit. This is a recurrent theme in our Jewish history."

"I have so many stories to tell about filming this documentary," says Bialis. "The enormity of what these people did was overwhelming. I knew that I had to do justice to their story."

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