- Directed By
- A.D. Oppenheim
- Documentary Features
Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland
The documentary film 'Dreamland: Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem' retraces Twain's journey to Europe and to Israel. Through never before seen letters and notebooks, we follow the adventure Twain took in 1867 aboard the Quaker City, the world's first pleasure cruise to the Holy Land. The film includes not only the first moving pictures ever shot of Jerusalem, but also the only footage of Twain in existence. As we follow Twain on his journey we will reveal his passion for the Bibleand his ambivalence towards his religion, as well as his disillusion with the romanticism portrayed of the Holy Land. Through Twain's shrewd and candid observations we‘ll gain a look into his conviction about the importance of exploring unknown territory. With an unblinking eye, sharp wit, and a uniquely American voice, Mark Twain paints an original portrait of the Holy Land.
- 2017 Indy Film Fest, Documentary, Feature