ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS & FOR SABBATH
CLOSING NIGHT of the Film Festival with Iraqi Music, History and Kubba!
ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS
Director: Marsha Emerman
When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. To find out more, Majid makes a bold journey from his home in Australia to Israel, countries in Europe, and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert celebrating coexistence.
Director: Oron Cohen
Filmmaker Oron Cohen deftly films his Iraqi grandmother, Malka, while she teaches him how to make the traditional dish shes been perfecting since'50, kubba. A scented tribute to the women we all hold dear to our heartsour talented grandmothers.
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