A WWL-TV Special Project
written & narrated Phil Johnson
filmed & edited by Jim Tolhurst
A documentary film on Israel and the Middle East.
It is without doubt one of the most beautiful and sympathetic documentaries ever made on Israel and is also distinguished by its outstanding photography.
My wife and I were discussing this film; and she remarked that you 'have a tremendous feeling for people,' with the characterizations that have come through.
I saw you use light and shadow, I saw you use sunrise and sunset, I know exactly where you stood and how -- and if ever I behald a work of artistry, your photography is that work.
I now appreciate the awesome task which faces a photographer and film editor when he attempts to make his film say exactly what he wants. You did just this in your Israel film.
The photography was magnificent. Throughout, it was a beautifully-written, excellently-photographed, perfectly-edited film.
1970 George Foster Peabody Award
1970 New Orleans Press Club Documentary Film
1970 New Orleans Press Club Film Editing
1971 Terra Sancta B'nai B'rith Award for International Understanding
1971 New Orleans Press Club, 1st Place Documentary Photography
1971 UPI Documentary Film Award
1970 George Foster Peabody Award:
Television Promotion of International Understanding
1971 Terra Sancta B'nai B'rith Award:
From B. Bonney, Consul General of Israel
1970 George Foster Peabody certificate
Invitation to Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith awards presentation.
Times-Picayune news item announcing B'nai B'rith Award.News item from The Loyola Report announcing Peabody.
Confidential letter from University of Georgia informing WWL that This New Frontier has been selected to receive a Peabody.
Embed courtesy of WWLTV New Orleans.