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The Resource Thirsting for war, written and directed by Christopher Mitchell, (electronic resource)

Thirsting for war, written and directed by Christopher Mitchell, (electronic resource)

Label
Thirsting for war
Title
Thirsting for war
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Christopher Mitchell
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Water, one of life's necessities, is becoming a source of conflict on a global scale, much like oil. This film takes a comprehensive look at the struggle for control of water in the Middle East, specifically in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Thirsting for War explores the political and economic dimensions of the growing tension in the region with great clarity. It is also sensitive to the personal dimension of these problems, including interviews with the displaced and suffering. The Euphrates River runs from Turkey through Syria to Iraq. Its headwater is in Turkey which controls its flow through the other countries. Turkey's politicians argue that they have sovereignty over the water, ignoring prior claims of Syria and Iraq. Turkey hopes to become the economic colossus of the region and sees their gigantic dam project, GAP, as a prime development and political opportunity. As Turkey pumps more water onto Turkish farmland and diverts it into dam projects, Syria and Iraq, both of whom need water for their crops, point an accusing finger. It is not only Turkey's projects that have caused environmental and social problems. Saddam Hussein's government has diverted water to the Saddam Dam, destroying farmland along both the Tigris and Euphrates, causing lowered water levels, pollution and contributing to growing numbers of cholera victims. The last conference on water between these three heavily-armed countries occurred in 1993. Unfortunately, Turkey pulled out before an agreement was reached
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchell, Christopher
Runtime
57
Series statement
Environmental studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water resources development
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • Middle East
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
Thirsting for war, written and directed by Christopher Mitchell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;1785283
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 09, 2014)
Control code
ASP1785283/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208495
  • (OCoLC)747799104
Video recording format
other
Label
Thirsting for war, written and directed by Christopher Mitchell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;1785283
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 09, 2014)
Control code
ASP1785283/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208495
  • (OCoLC)747799104
Video recording format
other

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