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Earth Day Virtual Screening of "Dead Sea Guardians"

When: Friday, April 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE!

Contact: Krystle Felcaro Heaps   (847) 491-2329

Group: Israel Innovation Project

Sponsor: Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Fine Arts, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


Earth Day Documentary Screening of “Dead Sea Guardians”

Friday, April 22, 2022 (Earth Day)
10 AM - 12 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Northwestern’s Israel Innovation Project (IIP), the Northwestern Center for Water Research and the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. 

Guest Speaker: Prof. Aaron Packman, Director, Northwestern Center for Water Research

Dead Sea Guardians Synopsis ( 

The Dead Sea, shared by Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians - is a unique salt-lake, known for its exceptional geographical, biological, and historical value, and is the lowest point on Earth. Tragically, the Dead Sea is drying up, causing widespread damage, including huge sinkholes, abandoned beaches and collapsing roads. This is not an act of nature. This is due to over-consumption and poor water management. If action is not taken soon, very little of the Dead Sea will remain. In a region of ongoing conflict, troubled politics and destructive economics, natural resources have been exhausted and are urgently signaling their demise. To save the Dead Sea, the surrounding countries must work together. Three people – a Jordanian, an Israeli and a Palestinian - feel they cannot just stand by and do nothing. They decide on a heroic act, an unprecedented, extremely dangerous SWIM across the Dead Sea, from Jordan to Israel, which will draw the world’s attention to the plight of the vanishing Sea. This story can only happen now – when everyone and everything has been brought to their knees – the dying Sea, the water deprived countries, and the people who live along its shores.

Directed by Ido Glass, Yoav Kleinman.

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