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Recent protests in Iran’s Khuzestan province have brought new attention to the country’s serious and mounting water shortages caused by decades of mismanagement, exacerbated by droughts and climate change. To delve deeper into these issues, the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative invites you to view “Karun,” an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Mohammad Ehsani. It traces the path and the environs of the Karun River, Iran’s longest waterway, which used to be an important source for agriculture and drinking water in Khuzestan. Kaveh Madani, a noted Iranian environmental expert, will provide commentary.

The film showing and discussion will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. A link to the event will be sent to those who register to attend. The event is open to press and on-the-record.


Kaveh Madani
Visiting Fellow, MacMillan Center
Yale University


Barbara Slavin
Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council