In a blast from the recent past, I just watched a brilliant PBS “Nature” on the Mesopotamian Marshes from 2010. You can find the whole episode, titled “Braving Iraq” here.
It is absolutely worth watching, especially if you have any interest in either Iraq or wildlife. David Johnson and Stephen Foote, the filmmakers behind “Nature,” discuss how they tried to show a side of Iraq that gets overlooked: “it’s not about the bang bang, it’s about the tweet tweet.”
The wildlife they showcase is spectacular. Huge flocks of flamingos and pelicans flying overhead, tufted herons and mottled kingfishers, huge toads and frogs live in peace and harmony in Iraq’s marshlands.