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Film-Essai on the Euphrates Dam (Film-Muhawalah ĎAn Sadd al-Furat)

Syria, 1970,
12 MIN
Directed by: Omar Amiralay

This first film by the veteran documentary filmmaker Omar Amiralay follows the construction of a dam on the Euphrates river that is supposed to bring tremendous improvement in the lives of villages around it. Thirty years later, the filmmaker will revisit the site in Flood in Baath Country, and the enthusiasm once generated by the Baath.