Eulogy for the Dead Sea

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Title: Eulogy for the Dead Sea
Author: Teif, Polina
Abstract: Eulogy for the Dead Sea is a poetic experimental documentary chronicling the disappearance of the Dead Sea from the initial manufacturing enterprises dating back to 1920s, until 2017. The Dead Sea borders Jordan, Palestines West Bank and Israel. It constitutes the lowest place on earth and known for its therapeutic high sodium and mineral rich waters. Despite its name, the Dead Sea basin is a host to many wildlife species and is superb for farming. Unfortunately, due to the diversion of water from the Jordan River and mass mineral extraction though evaporation pools, the Dead Seas water reduction currently measures at 1.3m annually. Through sites of existing and abandoned infrastructure, marking its current and former shores, the film seeks to unify inter-national conflicts through the lens of ecology.
Subject: Middle Eastern studies
Keywords: Dead sea
Middle east
Environmental studies
West bank
West Bank
Film studies
Film production
Salt production
Mineral farming
Chemical manufacturing
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
Supervisor: Longfellow, Brenda
Degree: MFA - Master of Fine Arts
Program: Film And Video
Exam date: 2018-09-13
Publish on: 2019-03-05

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