Scene from the film The Marshes
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The Marshes

  • Iraq
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“In 1992, responding to uprisings against the so-called “Gulf War”, dictator Saddam Hussein ordered the uprooting of reeds and papyri in an area named Al Ahwar (the Marshes), and forced the people to the border with Iran. Then he dried the whole area destroying a five thousand-year-old habitat. Just before doing so, he ordered all the negative and positive copies of my film to be burnt.” Kassem Hawal


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kassem Hawal
  • DOP
    Rifaat Abdoul Hammed, Slman Mezel, Sadoon Ali
  • Editing
    Shirak Khojaian
  • Music
    Abdoul Ameer Al Sarra
  • Sound
    Mohamed Majeed
  • Duration
    43 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iraq
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