Jerusalem in the Future

Jerusalem’s Association of Planning and Conservation posed the question to the world: What will Jerusalem look like in 100 years? A bunch of filmmakers, both amateur and professional, entered the Assocation’s “Jerusalem 2111” competition.

Here’s the winning entry, “Secular Quarter #3,” by David Gidali and Itay Gross. It’s bizarre and disturbing and sort of beautiful.

We’ve decided to publish some of our favorite entries as well. Here’s one about a flying Jerusalem — it’s a cross between a travel guide and the second half of “The Empire Strikes Back”:

This one takes place in the Arab Shuk, which might be the most photogenic place ever. Just seeing it makes me want to eat fresh fruit and get my hair cut.

The weirdest of the flock, hands down. This one, I have no words for. Except to tell you to keep watching till the end. There’s no specific reason that it should take place in 2111, except…oh, just watch it.

Thanks to io9 for the tipoff!

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