It is one of the most worshiped places for Christians. It is one of the most celebrated places of Judaism: from neighboring Mount Nebo, Moses saw the Holy Land for the first time. This is a world renowned and unique place: the lake attracts visitors with its salty oily water that has exceptional medicinal qualities. It is also incredibly beautiful. However, the Dead Sea is dying for real. The lakeside residents, whether they be Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian, have to acknowledge it is more and more polluted and dry, it is getting smaller every day, with entire fields that collapse into sinkholes. The Dead Sea will find a new life on the way to peace, and there will be no peace in the region unless the crucial water is dealt with jointly. At the crossroads of science and historical, economic, political conflicts, a new way to consider the Middle East.

German Gutierrez

German Gutierrez was born in Columbia. Gutierrez has lived in Montreal for the past thirty years. After studying cinema in Ottawa, Gutierrez worked as a camera assistant and cameraman for Radio-Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, several private companies in Montreal, as well as in foreign television. His numerous projects have given him the opportunity to travel to spaces of political and social conflict (Cambodia, Sarajevo, South Africa, Rwanda, El Salvador, etc.) and to remote locations around the globe (Amazon, Choco, Columbia, Tepui, Venezuela, Nepal, Guinea Bissau, Northern Canada, etc.). These experiences have allowed him to film in more than fifty countries.

Among his films : The Coca cola case, 2009 – Insectia I &II, 2001.


Aired on RTS le April 21st 2013 at 20H30
Aired on Arte, April 23rd 2013 at 22H10
Aired on Arte May 11th, 2013
Aired on Radio Canada “zone doc” on August 24th, 2014

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