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Film-Essay on the Euphrates Dam (Film-Muhawalah ‘An Sadd al-Furat)

Omar Amiralay

Omar Amiralay | Syria | 1970 | 12′ | B&W | No dialogue

This first film by 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.