Remember Baghdad - an unmissable documentary film

Beit Midrash presents a showing of the documentary film

Remember Baghdad

Thursday 8th November 2018, 7.30 for 8 pm in the Main Hall

The performance will be preceded by a reception

with Middle Eastern canapés and wine

 

Remember Baghdad is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight through the eyes of the Jews who lived there until only a generation ago. With vivid home movies and archive news footage, eight characters tell their remarkable stories. Amid the country’s instability today we follow one Iraqi Jew on a journey home, back to Baghdad. That person is North Londoner Edwin Shuker, who wants to buy a house in Iraq so that he can say “the Jews have not all gone”, and to plant a seed of hope for the future.

Edwin Shuker is an Iraqi-Jewish business person and philanthropist. Born in Baghdad, he is Vice President of the European Jewish Congress and a member of the Executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He is an international activist and public speaker on the Middle East and in particular the subject of Jews from Arab countries, particularly his native Iraq. Edwin has engaged in and supported many projects promoting human rights and freedom in the Middle East.

 

We are honoured that Edwin Shuker will be joining us for this event. After the screening there will be a Question and Answer session with Edwin.

Entrance £10 (concessions £5) – no need to book

Remember Baghdad is a Spring Films and Echodocs production. We are grateful to Sarah and Lionel Derriey, Rochelle Simmons and Igal Samuel, and Matt Hird of Dartmouth Films, for facilitating the event. All proceeds from the event will go to Edwin Shuker’s chosen charity, Sephardi Voices UK (https://www.sephardivoices.org.uk/).