Last updated January 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm
For thousands of years Persians have channeled water from deep underground aquifers to the surface for drinking and agriculture using an ingenious system of channels.
The aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd is a fine example of the ancient technology, which still has the ability to provide water in this harsh arid climate.
But this UNESCO heritage site is rotting away thanks to bureaucracy, corruption and neglect.
This fascinating film explores the complex issues that surround the aquifer and its water supply canals, that are called qanats, the Arabic word for channel.
Over the holiday period, we are highlighting science films featured in last year’s SCINEMA film festival.
SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.
You can read more about it, or even enter your own film, here.