PHILIPP LINK

director / producer






DEAD SEA DYING

documentary / 29 min / 2019

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.

Directed by Katharina Rabl & Rebecca Zehr
Photography by Manuel Lübbers
Executive producers: Philipp Link & Max Scherer
Narrated by Mona Vojacek Koper

Shot on location in Israel
Produced by taro films
in co-production with University for Television and Film Munich

Vision du reel - 50th International Film Festival Nyon 2019
// Winner of tenk Award
34th DOK.fest Munich 2019
// Student Section

35th International Shortfilm Festival Hamburg
// Selection
International Documentary Film Festival Encuentros del Otro Cine, Quito, Ecuador
// Official Selection









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