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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. 

The film follows Oded from Israel, Munqeth from Jordan, and Yusuf from Palestine with each of them living very different lives. Together they come up with a high-profile event to capture people’s attention to the environmental catastrophe happening in their own backyards. They will put together a group of international swimmers to do something that has never been done: to swim across the Dead Sea, from Jordan to Israel. The film follows this extraordinary and dangerous action, hoping to achieve media exposure to drive the region’s countries to act. However, the friendship between the trio is tricky, and the political realities and personal baggage that each one must deal with are explored. The only chance for saving the Sea lies in connecting people, bridging their divisions for the greater good. The trio are willing to take the risks because they understand their steps of trust are the only way to create change. One swim at a time.

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. This story can only happen now – when everyone and everything has been brought to their knees – the dying Sea, the water deprived countries, and the people who live along its shores.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic, Hebrew w/subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Southeast US
  • Director
    Yoav Kleinman, Ido Glass
  • Producer
    Ido Glass, Yoav Kleinman
  • Co-Producer
    Linda Goldstein Knowlton