EVENT: 'Dead Sea Guardians' - Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion with Directors and Producers Ido Glass and Yoav Kleinman

Csaba Nikolenyi Discussion

Please join the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies on Sunday, March 12, 2023, for a virtual screening of the film, 'Dead Sea Guardians'. 

After registering, the film link and password will be sent to you 48 hours before the screening date.

Following the film screening will be a live discussion with the Directors and Producers, Ido Glass and Yoav Kleinman, via Zoom on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET.


About the Film: 
Three men - Oded, an Israeli Ag-tech expert, Munqeth, a Jordanian environmentalist, and Yusuf, a Palestinian lifeguard – are brought together by their equal passions of swimming and to save the Dead Sea. From the moment they meet, their sole focus is on creating 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: a swim across the Dead Sea, from Jordan to Israel. The film follows this extraordinary action, hoping to achieve exposure that will drive the region's countries to take action. However, the friendship between the trio is tricky. There are significant cultural differences between them. The political realities, and the personal baggage that each one must deal with, are all explored in the film. This conflict is portrayed visually throughout the film: the tensions between the wonderful landscape whose beauty is unaffected; the destruction of the environment; and the suffocating politics. The only chance for saving this Sea lies in connecting people, bridging their divisions for the greater good. Oded, Yusuf and Munqeth are willing to take the risks, because they understand their steps of trust are the only way to create change. 

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Directors: Ido Glass, Yoav Kleinman 
Producers: Ido Glass, Yoav Kleinman 
Running Time: 75 minutes 
Languages: Hebrew 
Subtitles: English
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