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Remember Baghdad (Iraq/UK/Israel, 2016, documentary, 69 minutes)
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11:45am
To Monday, November 19, 2018
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New Jersey Premiere

As descendants of the scholars who wrote the Babylonian Talmud, Iraqi Jews held a presence in the country for 2,600 years, until their remaining numbers were forced to flee in 1967. In this moving documentary, four families reflect with nostalgia, clarity, fear, and regret on both the heyday and turbulence of Jewish life in their native country. The film entwines archival footage with home movies and scenes from contemporary Baghdad, where one Jewish man returns to purchase a house and stake a claim to his ancestral homeland.

Location AMC
Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles • Director: Fiona Murphy