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Forget Baghdad

Author: SamirKaren KochGerd HaagShimon BallasMoshe HouriAll authors
Publisher: Seattle : Arab Film Distribution, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at a community of people known as "Sephardis," "Mizrahim," or "Arab Jews." These are people of Jewish religion and Arab culture, who have long found themselves caught between warring world-views. Uprooted virtually overnight at the founding of the modern Israeli state, many Sephardis lost first their homeland and then, with the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, their very cultural identity.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Samir; Karen Koch; Gerd Haag; Shimon Ballas; Moshe Houri; Sami Michael; Samīr Naqqāsh; Ella Shohat; Look Now! (Firm); Dschoint Ventschr (Firm); TAC/TRAUN Filmproduktion.; Arab Film Distribution.
OCLC Number: 670973321
Language Note: Audio tracks in English, Hebrew, and Arabic with English subtitles.
Notes: Special feature: short essay about the making of the film.
Credits: Photography: Nurith Aviv, Philippe Bellaiche ; editing, Nina Schneider, Samir ; music by Rabih Abou-Khalil.
Performer(s): Shimon Ballas, Moshe (Moussa) Houri, Sami Michael, Sami Naqqash, Ella Habiba Shohat.
Target Audience: E.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby Digital ; widescreen presentation.
Contents: Documentary (ca. 112 min.) ; "Making of the film" featurette (ca. 30 min.).
Responsibility: a film by Samir ; Look Now! ; Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion ; written and directed, Samir ; producer, Samir, Karin Koch, Gerd Haag ; coproduced by TAC/TAUN Filmproduktion [and others].

Abstract:

Looks at a community of people known as "Sephardis," "Mizrahim," or "Arab Jews." These are people of Jewish religion and Arab culture, who have long found themselves caught between warring world-views. Uprooted virtually overnight at the founding of the modern Israeli state, many Sephardis lost first their homeland and then, with the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, their very cultural identity.

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