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DEAD SEA DYING


2018 - EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY - COLOUR - 5.1
DURATION: 30 MIN. - LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, HEBREW SUBTITLE: ENGLISH, GERMAN
DCP

An den Ufern des Toten Meeres, wo Gott einst die sündigen
Städte Sodom und Gomora zerstört haben soll, tut sich der Boden wieder auf:
Der Meeresspiegel des Toten Meers sinkt um einen Meter pro Jahr
und an den Ufern des Salzsees brechen Dattelpalmen und Massageräume
in Senklöcher ein. Ein kaleidoskopischer Blick auf einen dystopischen Ort,
an dem der Mensch immerwährend um sich selbst kreist.

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On the banks of the Dead Sea, there where God is said
to have destroyed the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorra, the earth
is once again opening up; the sea level is dropping by one meter per year,
and there on the banks of the salt lake, date trees and massage parlors are
being consumed by sinkholes. While the name of the lake itself seems
to be transforming into a self-fulfilling prophecy, tremendous industrial facilities
twinkle at night at the site where Sodom once existed.
Tourists feel their way around in the waters in search of cures,
and behind the beaches, excavators are digging up the land
in preparation for the next luxury hotel.
A kaleidoscopic look at a dystopian place where people
perpetually revolve around themselves.

DIRECTOR: REBECCA ZEHR & KATHARINA RABL
CINEMATHORAPHER: MANUEL LÜBBERS
PRODUCTION: HFF MÜNCHEN, taro Film