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Film-Essay on the Euphrates Dam

  • 0 10
  • 1970
  • Nonemin
Film-Essay on the Euphrates Dam
  • Arabic

The construction of a dam on the Euphrates River is an example of a country’s economic development. Through grandly composed images, rhythmic editing, and aestheticized details, the director demonstrates his admiration for the interwar avant-garde. The film is a celebration of the new, while at the same time showing a traditional way of life and calling attention to working conditions; it is a refrain-like evocation of an arid country that explores the difficult lot of Syria’s rural inhabitants.

Film-Essay on the Euphrates Dam
  • Arabic
Omar Amiralay
Omar Amiralay Writer, Director