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Karez in Kurdistan
Karez in Kurdistan

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Facing a severe drought, Northern Iraqi governorates depend on an ancient water network enabling them to use ground water resources. With the gradual deterioration of these canals, hundreds of families were living in threatening conditions and many found themselves forced to leave their homeland.

Place/Country: Iraq
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Joshka Wessels, director. Dale Lightfoot, participant ; Stephen Lyons, participant ; Shwan Nazawinin, participant.
Production: Sapiens Productions, producer. Joshka Wessels, producer. UNESCO Iraq, co-producer ; Kurdish Regional Government, Ministry of Water Resources, co-producer ; ECODOC Studio, co-producer.
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Rights/Droits: UNESCO Iraq

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