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Just as records and DVDs contain sounds and images recorded in grooves of vinyl or tracks of plastic, so, too, have ancient vases captured scenes from history in the Middle East. Some of those vases are still intact, stored in a pottery shop in modern day Nazareth. During an atypical geomagnetic storm, a Palestinian potter spins a vase from his father’s collection, but his metal carving tool works like a record-playing stylus and accidentally projects iconic images in the form of solar-powered holograms.
Not realizing the first century vase was the source of the apparitions, a Jewish Art Professor borrows it for his university. As a Shin Bet operative, he plans to use it, not for academia, but as revenge against terrorists who commandeer the potter’s shop as an afterhours hideout. They are recruiting the potter’s teenage son as a suicide bomber in their plot to assassinate the Pope and Israeli prime minister. With the help of fellow operatives, the professor puts a bomb in the vase before he returns it to the shop.
Meanwhile, local holy men curse the Lebanese restaurant across the street from the potter's shop for the unholy apparitions appearing on its doorstep. In desperation, the owner of the restaurant hires a ghost hunting TV host from Hollywood to purge what he believes are spirits haunting his establishment.
By its conclusion, THE VASE will have utilized contemporary issues, current events, and astrophysics to address the importance of peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance, and intercultural understanding.