Arianna Pagani

Filmmaker, Multimedia Journalist
Location: Bologna
Nationality: Italy
Biography: Hello, I'm Arianna Pagani. I'm a Filmmaker and multimedia journalist. 
A journey on the water from Mosul to Basra
Iraq, the country of rivers, is losing its water resources. Climate change, drought, upstream dams in Turkey and Iran, pollution and mismanagement threaten the Tigris, the Euphrates and the Mesopotamian marshes, one of the largest wetlands in the world. The water crisis is complex, with with multiple causes and the potential for future conflicts. A group of young Iraqi activists are trying to raise public awareness of the issue.

This journey “on the water” begins in Mosul, a city located on the western bank of the Tigris river and ends in Basra, the city situated on the ShatÌ£tÌ£ Al-Ê¿Arab, the waterway formed by the union of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It goes through Sulaymaniyah, Baghdad, and the Mesopotamian marshes, one of the world’s great wetlands, it’s an area deeply affected by drought and pollution.

Reporting, Videography, Montage and Sound

Arianna Pagani and Sara Manisera

Design and development

Remo Romano

Drone footage

Essam al-Sudani


Cecilia Dalla Negra, Stefano Rea


Yahia Kareem and Giulio Asta


Giulio Asta

Special thanks to

Thanks to all the activists who have supported and accompanied us during this journey


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