Here are the ZRP stories
currently available to watch on video.
The Marriage of Martu
This 3000-year-old love story from Sumer is about the coming
together of “civilised” people and “wild” people. The name Martu
is Sumerian for “nomad”. The story resonates with modern-day
themes of urbanisation, migration and diversification of the
gene pool. This is an illustrated story told by June Peters.
The Poor Man of Nippur
This video shows Fran Hazelton telling the story Gimil Ninurta—a
poor man who gives the Mayor of Nippur a goat as a gift. The
Mayor tricks Gimil Ninurta by taking his goat and giving him
only gristle to eat at the feast. Gimil Ninurta then tricks the
Mayor not once, not twice but three times.
This video shows Badia Obaid telling the story of Adapa in Arabic. Adapa is a fisherman from Eridu who breaks the wing of the South Wind. He is summoned to the gods in the sky and gains eternal wisdom but not eternal life. His story makes him famous forever.