Dir. Duki Dror (70min, Israel/France, 2013)
In Arabic and Hebrew with English Subtitles
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Jews once played a major role in Iraqi society, and this investigative documentary traces their story, and that of the brutal campaign that eventually drove them out from Baghdad.

We follow a young Iraqi journalist who sets out to write about Linda Abdel Aziz Menuhin, who escaped to Israel in the early 70’s and whose father, a prominent lawyer, had been kidnapped in Baghdad. The continuous dialog between the two slowly uncovers the tragic end of her father, as well as that of a whole Jewish community that thrived in Iraq for over 2,000 years.

Educated in film and theater at UCLA and in Columbia College Chicago, Duki Dror is an award-winning filmmaker of documentaries. Among his critically-acclaimed documentaries are My Fantasia (2000), Raging Dove (2002), and The Journey of Vaan Nguyen (2005). His latest award winning film is  Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions, a documentary about the modernist architect Erich Mendelsohn.



Saturday, March 8, 12:00pm
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Sunday, March 9, 1:45 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD


“She had a compelling story… It was the way for me as a storyteller to connect and understand that this could be a very interesting film to make on a subject that is almost non-existent in film.”
-Alex Suskind, The Times of Israel


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