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Tue, May 16


Film Streaming on Eventive & Talk on Zoom


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Time & Location

May 16, 2023, 12:00 AM PDT – May 20, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT

Film Streaming on Eventive & Talk on Zoom

About the Event

Drama / Israel / Arabic with English subtitles / 2014 / 108 minutes. Watch trailer here!

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This powerfully moving drama follows teen Kabi during the final years of Jewish life in Iraq. In the early 1950s, Iraqi Jews, the oldest Jewish community in the world, fled rising persecution and immigrated to Israel. The film reveals the complex existence of Iraqi Jews who had strong ties to the surrounding Muslim world and Arabic culture, yet simultaneously feared for its safety. It pays tribute to the nearly 130,000 Jews who fled the country. Based on Eli Amir's best-selling novel Farewell Baghdad.

On Thursday, May 18, at 7:00 PM PDT, Joseph Samuels, who was born in the Jewish Quarter of the old city of Baghdad,  will share a very personal presentation via Zoom.

Admission including the film streaming and the speaker event:  $10. Free for IJWC Year-round 2022-23 subscribers who will receive complimentary registration to both.  Upon registration, you will first receive an order confirmation which will include the Zoom link to the talk. You will receive a reminder a few minutes before the film begins streaming on Eventive. We will also send another reminder email with the Zoom link to join the speaker event an hour before it begins, from "IJWC Year-round Events." If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest adding and sender emails to your contacts as well.

Sponsored by the Independent Jewish World Cinema in partnership with JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa).

Co-sponsored by CCJCC, Congregation B'nai Shalom and Diablo Valley Hadassah.

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