In June 2000, the world media gave extensive coverage to the flooding of the Euphrates due to the construction of dams in Southeast Turkey. As the water rose, it buried Zeugma, an important Roman city, and its high quality mosaics into depths of the Euphrates. Raising debates around sustainable development, the film tells the story of these mosaics as well as that of the people displaced from their towns.
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Length: 26 min.
Distributor: Ajans 21
Festival Screenings and Awards:
“Icronos” VIII International Archaeological Film Festival, October, 2002, Bordeaux, France
18th North-South Media Festival, April 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
3rd Kubaba International Archaeology Film Festival, March 2002, Antalya, Turkey
IDFA Docs For Sale, November 2002, The Netherlands