The struggle about who should control the River Nile and how, is getting tenser and tenser by the day. The issue is now at the heart of regional...The struggle about who should control the River Nile and how, is getting tenser and tenser by the day. The issue is now at the heart of regional politics and just recently, on July 8, 2021, it was also discussed at the Security Council of the United Nations. The river has once again entered the arena of geopolitics.
The film "The Nile Quest" will give the viewer a background to what is going on and the complexities of current affairs. This clip is part of the intro to this documentary in three episodes, 52 minutes each. The documentary is based on my decades of research on the history of the River Nile, and its role in the region’s history for 5000 years. The film takes the viewer on a journey up the river from its outlet in the Mediterranean Sea, through the deserts of Egypt and the Sudan, to its sources in the centre of tropical Africa and to the Horn of Africa. The aim is to depict the river in all its beauty; to explain and show its hydrological characteristics, and to discuss the river’s economic, cultural and political importance and how the political leaders of the different countries have approached and regarded these issues.
See also my book “The Nile. History’s Greatest River”, published by IB Tauris and Bloomsbury, covering the same issues as the TV-documentary but in much more detail. See https://www.amazon.com/Nile-Historys-Greatest-River/dp/0755616790.
This documentary is one of three TV-documentaries on water and society that I have made and that now can be seen on my YouTube-channel, films that previously have been shown by channels like Netflix, Natonal Geographic, Discovery, Documentary channel, Al Jazeera, Al Arabia, France Cinque, and many more all over the world. More importantly tome,however, they have also been used in educational programs at universities and schools on all continents. See https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA6IbXwI8kF-GzputhX0dIQ.