The Village that vanished beneath the Nile

United States, 1964

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The building of the Aswan Dam on the Nile necessitated the resettlement of the 45,000 people of Wadi Halfa - a town on the border of Egypt and the Sudan. Shows traditional Arab life along the river, and the movement of the people 800 miles south.


production company

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



Production places
United States
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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Dams - Design and Construction

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Egypt

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Human settlements

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Middle East - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nile River

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sudan

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Dams - Environmental aspects


Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Human settlements

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Social conditions

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Arabs - History

History → History

Places → Egypt

Places → Nile River

Places → Sudan

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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