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Forget Baghdad = انسي بغداد = שכח מבגדד /
Forget Baghdad = Insī Baghdād = Shekhaḥ mi-Bagdad

Author: a film by Samir ; written and directed, Samir ; producer, Samir, Karin Koch, Gerd Haag ; coproduced by Tag/Traum Filmproduktion ; Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion. ; ; SamirKaren KochGerd HaagShimon BallasAll authors
Publisher: [Seattle, Wash.] : Arab Film Distribution, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the story of four Baghdadi Jews, all former members of the Iraqi Communist Party who were forced to emigrate at Israel's founding. They discuss their lives in Iraq among other Arabs, acclimating to life in Israel, and how their identity as Arabs has changed with time. Also features Professor Ella Shohat, who examines the cliches of Oriental Jews in the history of Israeli cinema.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Biography
History
Named Person: Shimon Ballas; Sami Michael; Moussa Houry; Samīr Naqqāsh; Shimon Ballas; Sami Michael; Samīr Naqqāsh
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: a film by Samir ; written and directed, Samir ; producer, Samir, Karin Koch, Gerd Haag ; coproduced by Tag/Traum Filmproduktion ; Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion. ; ; Samir; Karen Koch; Gerd Haag; Shimon Ballas; Sami Michael; Moussa Houry; Samīr Naqqāsh; Ella Shohat; Nurith Aviv; Philippe Bellaiche; Rabīʻ Abū Khalīl; Tag/Traum Filmproduktion.; Dschoint Ventschr (Firm),; Arab Film Distribution.
OCLC Number: 226229227
Language Note: Narration, screen text & credits in English; dialogue in Arabic & Hebrew. With optional Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish subtitles throughout.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2002.
Widescreen format (1.66:1).
Disc menus in English.
Special features: introduction to the film (in English, French or German, 29 min.); participant bios (in English); participant interviews (with same language options as the film).
Credits: Photography, Nurith Aviv, Philippe Bellaiche ; editing, Nina Schneider, Samir ; music by Rabih Abou-Khalil.
Performer(s): With Shimon Ballas, Sami Michael, Moussa Houry, Samir Naqqash, Ella Habiba Shohat.
Awards: Winner of the Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Insī Baghdād
Shekhaḥ mi-Bagdad
Responsibility: a film by Samir ; written and directed, Samir ; producer, Samir, Karin Koch, Gerd Haag ; coproduced by Tag/Traum Filmproduktion ; Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion.
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Focuses on the story of four Baghdadi Jews, all former members of the Iraqi Communist Party who were forced to emigrate at Israel's founding. They discuss their lives in Iraq among other Arabs, acclimating to life in Israel, and how their identity as Arabs has changed with time. Also features Professor Ella Shohat, who examines the cliches of Oriental Jews in the history of Israeli cinema.

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