Lending a helping hand to the Ear

June 19, 2014 11:35

The race is on to reopen HaOzen HaShlishit ahead of the Jerusalem Film Festival, at which time if activists do not find enough subscribers the archives will be sold off.

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HaOzen HaShlishit

The contents of the HaOzen HaShlishit DVD and videotape library are currently at the Cinematheque.. (photo credit: BARRY DAVIS)

Almost a year to the day after the seemingly permanent closure of the Jerusalem branch of the HaOzen HaShlishit (The Third Ear) DVD and videotape lending library, a flicker of hope has appeared on the horizon.

Around April of last year, the HaOzen HaShlishit faithful – who week in, week out, made their way down the steps to the delightful basement repository of around 26,000 films, hidden away in a small courtyard at the Liberty Bell Gardens end of Emek Refaim Street in the German Colony – were jolted by a printed sign next to the entrance that succinctly and unemotionally declared the enterprise was going out of business.


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