Remember Baghdad

Director: Fiona Murphy
Feature Documentary
Israel | 61 min
Arabic, Hebrew w/ English Subtitles

Remember Baghdad is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees.
From picnics on the Tigris and royal balls, to hangings, imprisonment and escape. After 2,600 years living peacefully in the area, in one generation the community vanishes.
With vivid testimony, home movies and news archive, we follow the lives of four families trying to make sense of turbulent times, and one man goes back to buy a house in Iraq.

 

Director’s bio:

Fiona trained at the BBC and worked at Granada and Third Eye before becoming a journalist. After reviewing films for Paper Magazine in New York, she freelanced in London, writing on design for The Guardian and The Financial Times amongst others. She returned to film making and her film The Other Irish Travellers ran as a Storyville on BBC4.