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The Tempest Stela, Revisiting the roots of the Exodus

Is the Book of Exodus based on real events? 3500 years ago, a huge volcanic eruption destroyed half the island of Santorini. That global catastrophe was possibly the cause of the Plagues of Egypt; they are mentioned on a mysterious inscription on a stone stela translated 50 years ago by Egyptologist Claude Vandersleyen. This is the starting point of a fascinating investigation which sheds new light on the history of Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs, as well as upon parts of the Old Testament.

  • Olivier vandersleyen
    Mad about Hats, Greenhouse Effects, Arthur Brancart
  • Vandersleyen Olivier
    Mad about Hats, Greenhouse Effects, Arthur Brancart
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Stèle de la Tempête, Révélations sur l'Exode et les Plaies d'Egypte
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    65,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    Dutch, English, French, German
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1080 50i/25p
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  • Premiere vision
    November 8, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Widescreen
    Country: Belgium
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Olivier vandersleyen

Olivier VANDERSLEYEN has been a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ENSAV) in La Cambre, Brussels, since 1979. He is a member of the Belgian and European press corps, and as cameraman, has covered events such as the fall of the Wall in Germany, the war in former-Yugoslavia and the conflict in Northern Ireland for the major TV broadcasters. He is a graduate of INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion ) Brussels. He began his career in France, at FR3, as well as at France Inter, France Culture and Sud Radio. He produces and directs documentaries on industrial heritage such as « Greenhouse Effects » , « Mad about Hats » , « Arthur Brancart and the Marbrite » or « Dr Biermans, a True Story » as well as on archeological heritage : « The Tempest Stela » or on art : « Lost from Sight ». The narrative is based on proven facts and documents that attest to them. The images are always a reflection of reality. There are never invented movie sequences that can be misleading. Sources are always cross-checked and information verified. Experts are given the floor with their own voice and express their opinions freely.

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