DEAD SEA DYING
Documentary // 2019 //29 min.
On the banks of the Dead Sea, there where God is said to have destroyed the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, 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.
Directors: Katharina Rabl & Rebecca Zehr
Camera: Manuel Lübbers
Sound: Katharina Rabl & Rebecca Zehr
Editing: Melanie Jilg
Executive Producers: Phillip Link & Max Scherer
Music/Sounddesign: Johannes Wendler
Voice: Mona Vojacek Koper
Production Company: taro films
In Co-Production with University for Television & Film Munich
Germany // 2019
Visions du Réel 2019, Tenk Award
EDOC Festival Ecuador 2019
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg 2019