They called this the Garden of Eden. That powerful idea arose here in the marshes of southern Iraq where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet. Once the largest wetland in southwest Asia, the
marshes were destroyed by Saddam Hussein in the early 1990s. It was an act compounded by Iraq’s neighbours damming the rivers that feed the marshes. When Saddam was toppled in 2003, the Marsh Arabs broke the dams holding back the water, and now it is coming back. Earth Report travels through the marshes to see if life too is returning.
Duration: 22 Minutes
Formats available : DVD