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Film Night: Remember Baghdad

29th April @ 18:45 - 21:00

Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB

Overview

The Woolf Institute will be hosting a film night on Sunday 29 April 2018.

6.45pm Arrival and refreshments

7.00pm Screening of Remember Baghdad

8.15pm Presentation and Q&A with Edwin Shuker


Iraq's last Jews tell the story of their country in Remember Baghdad.

Five families from the Jewish community 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.

Renee Dangoor 1947 (Credit: Remember Baghdad)

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. We follow 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. (Text from http://rememberbaghdad.com/)

Edwin Shuker (Credit: Remember Baghdad)


Further details of Remember Baghdad can be found at http://rememberbaghdad.com/

How to book

This is an open event. All are welcome.

For further details, contact Lea Taragin-Zeller at lz378@cam.ac.uk



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