where we used to swim Lake Urmia in Northern Iran was once the largest lake in the Middle East. But human influence set its course, and brought upon a devastating drought that the lake could not withstand. Today, just 5% of the original lake remains. The majority of the land is now barren and covered by salt.
This cinematic essay observes the places of present and past, and weaves a new narration with fragments of identity and memory.
Intern. Dokumentarfilmfest Leipzig//30.10.2019
Nomination in the category german competition