At the southern edge of the Dead Sea sits the Masada fortress on Table Mountain. It is a significant symbol of the founding myth of Israel. Every child knows the story of the Jewish freedom fighters who resisted the Romans. Masada is always undergoing archaeological excavations.
An explosion at the foot of Table Mountain. Chief archeologist Aaron Salzmann is retrieved dead from the rubble. Sara Stein and Jakoov Blok investigate. Aaron is the son of Avram Salzmann, a Shoa survivor and also a celebrated archaeologist who has documented the Masada myth through his excavations. Avram himself was present at the blast, but miraculously survived unscathed. Only he does not remember what happened.
DIRECTED BY MATTHIAS TIEFENBACHER
GERMANY, ISRAEL | 2016-2017 | GERMAN, HEBREW AND ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 90 MINUTES
Sara Stein investigates an explosion at the excavation site of the ancient Israeli fortress Masada that killed its chief archaeologist Aaron Salzman. When a network for smuggling stolen artifacts is revealed, the cause of the incident points to possible murder.