Scene from the film Where We Used to Swim
Scene from the film Where We Used to Swim
Scene from the film Where We Used to Swim
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Where We Used to Swim

  • Germany
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Lake Urmia in Northern Iran was once the largest lake in the Middle East. But human influence set its course, and brought upon a devastating drought that the lake could not withstand. Today, just 5% of the original lake remains. The majority of the land is now barren and covered by salt. This cinematic essay observes the places of present and past, and weaves a new narration with fragments of identity and memory.


  • Original title
    Where We Used to Swim
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Daniel Asadi Faezi
  • DOP
    Daniel Asadi Faezi
  • Editing
    Narges Kalhor
  • Sound
    Daniel Asadi Faezi
  • Duration
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
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