May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
5:00PM – Remember Baghdad
(2017, documentary, English/Arabic/Hebrew w/subtitles, 69 min)
This is the untold story of Iraq through the eyes of Iraqi 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 the community vanishes in one generation. Director: Fiona Murphy
Guest Speaker: Levana Aronson, lecturer-Modern Hebrew Language, and member of an Iraqi Jewish family profiled in the film.
Sponsored by: Stephen and Levana Aronson