Remember Baghdad

UK | NR | 69 min | English, Hebrew, Arabic
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Showings

Event Info
Film Section:World Doc
Category:JFF
Documentary
Ann Arbor
MT
Sponsored By:Stephen and Levana Aronson
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Run Time (in minutes):69
Rating:NR
Production Country:UK
Language:English
Hebrew
Arabic
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:UK International Jewish Film Festival
Jewish Film Festival Jerusalem
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fiona Murphy
Social
Website:https://rememberbaghdad.com/

Description

Part of the Jewish Film Festival! This is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees. From picnics on the Tigris and royal balls, to hangings and imprisonment, moving individual stories testify to the consequences of the monarchy imposed by the British, Nazi influence, and the creation of Israel. After 2,600 years living peacefully in the area, in one generation, the community vanishes. Using vivid testimony, home movies and news archive, we follow the lives of four families trying to make sense of turbulent times.