Focusing on the Iranian sailor-turned-farmer, Soleiman, this film highlights the plight of Lake Urmia, the largest lake in the Middle East. Located in the northwestern corner of Iran and surrounded by ancient sites up to 9000 years old, Lake Urmia has become a salt plain. The desiccation of this lake poses serious environmental challenges. The film takes a tour of the area, following Soleiman and his new life as a farmer. The viewer sees rusting ships, blowing clouds of salt and plant damage that are the legacy of a once thriving lake.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Web links:

Documentary and Experimental Film Center

History of Iran (Wikipedia)

Iran History (Pars Times)

Lake Urmia (Wikipedia)

Reviving the Shriveled Lake Urmia (NASA Earth Observatory)