My old friend Simcha Jacobovici, the investigative journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker has teamed up with James Cameron, the award-winning director of Titanic, to a make a $3.5 million documentary that purports to prove the Exodus from Egypt actually happened. In the process, the two filmmakers also find what they believe is the true location of Mount Sinai.
The basic idea is that the Exodus happened earlier than scholars now accept, and that evidence to support this claim has in part been suppressed by the Government of Egypt.
The Exodus Decoded is showing now at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The last time I spoke with Simcha, I forgot to ask him for the US information – if it will be on the Discovery Channel like much of his other work, or if this is opening first in theaters. I have an email out to his assistant, an hope to have an answer later today.
UPDATE: The American premiere is August 20, 8 PM (EDT), on the History Channel.