RELIGIONS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL AWARD - Religion Today Film Festival 2022 | SPECIAL JURY MENTION - Riviera International Film Festival 2022The Dead Sea • Israel, Palestine & Jordan • Geopolitics • Environment & Conservation
Date of Completion: 2021 | Run Time: 78 & 55 minutes | Language: Hebrew, English, & Arabic with Hebrew & English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Directors: Ido Glass & Yoav Kleinman | Producers: Ido Glass & Yoav Kleinman
In DEAD SEA GUARDIANS, historic enemies join forces on a heroic journey to save the Dead Sea from disappearing due to catastrophic overconsumption and poor water management. The film follows three swimmers–Oded, an Israeli, Munqeth, a Jordanian, and Yusuf, a Palestinian–as they put together a group of international swimmers to attempt something that has never been done: swim across the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel. As they set out to accomplish this extraordinary and dangerous feat in the hopes of gaining media exposure that will drive the region's countries to take action, they also confront the cultural differences and political realities that complicate their friendships. Oded, Yusuf and Munqeth must rise to meet these challenges, knowing that their steps of trust are the only way to create change and save the Dead Sea. One swim at a time.
The Times of Israel | Sue Surkes, Environment Reporter
"A lyrical film about one man’s efforts to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea."
Asian Movie Pulse | Panos Kotzathanasis
"An easy to watch documentary in its 78 minutes, with the three axes it revolves around working quite well in that regard, while also highlighting the situation in Dead Sea in the most eloquent fashion."
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