best viewed on large screen and with proper audio device or headphones
While their location and beauty have earned the Mesopotamian Marshes the reputation of being the original Garden of Eden, the region has suffered much in recent decades. In the 1980s Iran and Iraq fought a bloody war. In the 1990s Saddam Hussein ordered much of the marshlands to be drained. Until today the marshes are surrounded by war and an expanding oil industry.
Directed by Stijn Verhoeff