SERET 2018: Remember Baghdad

Director: Fiona Murphy
Duration: 72 min


Five Jewish families look back on a scarcely imaginable time in Baghdad – Iraq was booming, it was pleasure-seeking, and there was inter-communal trust. Iraq was once one of the most diverse places on earth, more tolerant of its minorities than any European nation.

1917 a third of the citizens of Baghdad were Jewish but after the creation of Israel they were no longer safe and a mass exodus takes place.

Today, after decades of war and instability, Iraq is a very different place. In spite of the danger, North Londoner Edwin Shuker decides to return to the country he loved. The documentary follows him back to Baghdad. He wants to buy a house in Iraq so that he can say “the Jews have not all gone”. He wants to plant a seed of hope for the future.




Club and Group screenings

Thu 17th May 20.30 + Q&A with Fiona Murphy: This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Fiona Murray



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