Germany / Iran
KHABUR
30 MIN
2023

Khabur is the longest tributary of the Euphrates, a transboundary river crossing the border between Turkey and Northeastern Syria. Climate crisis, prolonged drought periods, the ongoing war, embargo, water policies, and dam building across the border by the Turkish state are among the reasons contributing to the drying up of the Khabur River and the water crisis in the region.

Cast & Crew
Producer: Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh
Director: Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh
Script: Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh
Director of Photography: Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh
Sound: Luka Barajevic
Editing: Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh

Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh
Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh studied visual communication in Alzahra University of Tehran, which was followed by a Master of photography and research in Folkwang University of arts in Essen, Germany. Her work oscillates between different approaches to documentary and staged photography with a focus on urban landscape, research-oriented photographic studies on urban space, human and landscape relations, socio-spatial structures of peripheries and inclusion & exclusion in the urban space. Her recent works like Momentography of a Failure project has been dealing with post-photography, collaborative practice in photography and the forms of extended authorship in digital media. Her work investigates the role of citizen photojournalism, appropriation of space through photography and the relation between collective and individual memories of a Space.

Filmography
Khabur (doc., 2023).

PHOTOS/TRAILER