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[BBC – Twenties In Colour] Middle East, The Birth Of Nations

5 Oct

From the collection of Albert Kahn “No sooner had Europe declared an end to its Great War than the seeds of new conflict were sown—in the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. With his characteristic global awareness, archivist and photography patron Albert Kahn chose to document the historic changes occurring in the colonial Middle East. This program traces his team’s expeditions into Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine as Western powers redrew the map of the region. The French takeover of Syria, the Balfour Declaration, and Turkey’s war with Greece come to life in Kahn’s street-level films and autochromes—which also serve as reminders that Jerusalem, like many other Middle East locations, suffered greatly during World War I. Contains mature subject matter. A BBC/Musée Albert-Kahn (Département des Hauts-de-Seine—France) Coproduction. A part of the series The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn.(52 minutes)”http://ffh.films.com/id/16382/Middle_East%E2%80%94The_Birth_of_Nations_Albert_Kahns_Archive_of_the_Planet.htm

“Series examining Albert Kahn’s ambitious Archives of the Planet project, in which he sent photographers around the world to document all aspects of human life.”

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