2022 Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival

Dead Sea Guardians

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The Dead Sea, shared by Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians - is a unique salt-lake, known for its exceptional geographical, biological, and historical value, and is the lowest point on Earth. Tragically, the Dead Sea is drying up, causing widespread damage, including huge sinkholes, abandoned beaches and collapsing roads. This is not an act of nature. This is due to overconsumption and poor water management. If action is not taken soon, very little of the Dead Sea will remain. In a region of ongoing conflict, troubled politics and destructive economics, natural resources have been exhausted and are urgently signaling their demise. To save the Dead Sea, the surrounding countries must work together. Three people – a Jordanian, an Israeli and a Palestinian - feel they cannot just stand by and do nothing. They decide on a heroic act, an unprecedented, extremely dangerous swim across the Dead Sea, from Jordan to Israel, which will draw the world’s attention to the plight of the vanishing Sea.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Language
    Hebrew, Arabic
  • Country
  • Director
    Ido Glass, Yoav Kleinman
  • Screenwriter
    Ido Glass
  • Cinematographer
    Yoav Kleinman
  • Editor
    Tsipi Raz
  • Music
    Ran Bagno