Lost Tribes of Israel | 1999
At the heart of the Jewish tradition lies the mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Ever since their defeat and banishment by the Assyrians in 722 BC, the Lost Tribes' fate has inspired countless claims to Jewish ancestry by groups scattered on every continent. The program follows the first attempt to use new genetic tests to investigate a seemingly improbable African candidate for a Lost Tribe. The documentary also dramatizes a scientific quest that leads from the gene labs of London to the remote bush country of Zimbabwe and the lunar-like desert wilderness of southern Yemen.