Nature

Braving Iraq: Restoring the Garden of Eden

  • Season 29
  • , Episode 4  | 
  • Aired: 11/7/2010
    • Length: 20:33:38
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

In the early 1990’s, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this beautiful “Garden of Eden” was reduced to mile after mile of scorched earth, and was thought to have been destroyed forever. But one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore both animals and people to the scene of one of the greatest ecocides of the Twentieth Century. Can his dream be realized? Two intrepid filmmakers determined to tell his story take their cameras to one of the most politically troubled and dangerous places on earth to find out.

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