Film Series: The Dove Flyer (a.k.a. Farewell Baghdad)

2013. Israel. Dir: Nissim Dayan. With Daniel Gad, Yasmin Ayun. 105 min.

 

With so much of our attention focused on Iraq’s recent history, this film instead seeks to illuminate the story of Baghdad’s ancient Jewish community and the departure of 130,000 people during its final days in 1950. It is the first film made in the Iraqi-Jewish dialect of Arabic. Speaker: Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Assistant Professor of Religion.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free