Film Festivals & Screenings
New Jersey Premiere
On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music
(Australia, 2015, documentary, 79 minutes)
English and Arabic with English subtitles • Director: Marsha Emerman
After Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq and settled in Australia, he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. Majid, who is Muslim, makes a bold journey to Israel, Europe, and Iraq to meet exiled Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert in London for peace and reconciliation.
Sunday, November 5, 11:45 a.m., at AMC
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, CUNY, will speak and give a short musical performance.