Films screening at this event

Remember Baghdad

Director
Fiona Murphy
Country
Iraq, Israel, UK
Year
2016
Duration
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.

The Outer Circle

Director
Adam Baroukh
Country
UK
Year
2017

The Outer Circle is a portrait of four generations of the Fattals as they gather for their annual feast in Mama’s house on Rosh Hashanah. The story takes place in a Regent’s Park townhouse furnished in gilded tissue-box covers, ivory statuettes, marble fruit decorations, and enough Persian rugs to stock a small vendor. Midway through a gruelling Orthodox conversion, Daniel and his fiancée Katherine are eager to gain the blessing of his intimidatingly large and loud Iraqi Jewish family. Katherine’s natural elegance and ‘English English’ heritage immediately endears her to them, but it soon becomes apparent that beneath the warm and welcoming atmosphere, some are not as ready as others to accept her newly acquired Jewish status.

Winner: 2017 Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film

Nominated for Narrative Short Competition at Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2018

Nominated for Jury Prize Award at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: 27th Arizona International Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: Geneva International Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: UK International Jewish Film Festival 2017

Official Selection: Zagreb Film Festival 2018

Official Selection: Emden Nordeney Film Festival 2018