The Marshes

Direction
Year
1976
Country
  • Iraq
Duration
43min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

“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

Details

  • Original title
    Al-Ahwar
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kassem Hawal
  • Dir. of Photo.
    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
    1976
  • Country
    • Iraq
  • Colour
    • Colour

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