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A Flood in Baath Country

46m Documentary 2003

33 years ago, Omar Amiralay was calling for the modernization of his country, Syria, to the point of devoting his first film to glorifying a dam on the Euphrates, built by the Baath Party. The film deals with the implications of the Ba’ath Party’s policies in Syria. And the devastating effects on the small village of Al-Mashi. The film is a harsh condemnation of the Syrian regime through its portrayal of the devastating economic and social catastrophic effects that befell the Syrian society after 35 years of Baath rule.

From the archives of Nadi Lekol Nas.


Omar Amiralay




Syrian Arab Republic, France