Remember Baghdad Film Screening and Q & A with Edwin Shuker - Monday 5 March 2018, 6.00 pm at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH organised by BISI & former HCUK President, Joan Porter MacIver, Vice Chair of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq with support from Dartmouth Films.
“Jews, Muslims, Christians – we were all Iraqis – it was paradise…”
Remember Baghdad – - directed by Fiona Murphy.
Iraq’s last Jews tell the story of their country. On the hundredth anniversary of the British invasion in 1927. Remember Baghdad is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight into how the country developed from a completely new perspective – through the eyes of the Jews who lived there for 2,600 years until only a generation ago.
With vivid home movies and archive news footage, eight characters tell their remarkable stories, of fun that was had, and the fear that followed as Iraq laid foundations for decade of unrest. Amid the country’s instability today the film follows one Iraqi Jew on a journey home, back to Baghdad.
‘A great story – brilliantly told. Informative, passionate and with an extraordinary cast of characters. It deserves to win lots of prizes.’ James Le Fanu, Author and Columnist for The Daily Telegraph
’A story you never dreamed existed, by a natural film maker.’ Rachel Johnson, Author and Columnist for The Mail on Sunday
2 May 2018 Remember Baghdad screening in Oxford at the Ultimate Picture Palace - to book tickets click here.
A Q&A hosted by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq follows this screening. The panel features Professor Eugene Rogan (Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Oxford) and Avi Shlaim (Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford).