Fiona Murphy 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 filmmaking and her film The Other Irish Travellers ran as a Storyville on BBC4.
+ Panel discussion with director Fiona Murphy and Dr Moshe Behar
Attending this event
Moshe Behar holds a PhD from Columbia University in NYC and is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. His work includes the anthology Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics and Culture, 1893-1958 (Brandeis University Press)
Films screening at this event
- Fiona Murphy
- Iraq, Israel, UK
- 69 min
Seen as a site of ongoing fighting, modern-day Baghdad scarcely resembles the city it once was. Remember Baghdad is a fascinating exploration of the rich Jewish life and culture that had flourished in Iraq before the events of the 20th and early 21st centuries dramatically changed the course of the country – and the fate of its Jews. The film features prominent British-Iraqi Jews, including David Dangoor. Their life stories are woven into the history of their fellow Iraqi people, Jews and non-Jews alike.
- Daphna Awadish
- Israel, Italy
- 9 min
An Israeli animated short exploring the experience of migration and the notions of home and identity.