Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection Movie

Who's Involved:

Shimon Ballas, Ella Habiba Shohat, Samir Naqqash, Sami Michael, Moshe Houri, Samir Jamal Aldin

Release Date:

Friday, December 5, 2003

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Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection Plot: What's the story?

This documentary investigates the stories of the dozens of thousands of Jews who emigrated to Israel in 1948 from Iraq, making up 25% of the new nation's Hebrew population. Leaving an Iraq in the 1940s in which Jews lived in peace with Christian and Muslim neighbors, these emigres found themselves pitched into a new political environment in which they were not exactly welcomed, with Ben Gurion once saying of the Iraqi Jews, "We kicked out good Arabs and brought in bad Jews". Director Samir interviewed a quartet of elderly survivors from that time (who also happened to be Communists, which was another reason they were not welcomed), along with NYU film historian Ella Shohat, to make a film that combines their testimony with light-hearted fragments of the last 100 years of Jewish culture as documented in the movies, to demonstrate the sometimes thin, sometimes thick lines between Arabs, Jews, and those who have claim to both heritages (ie, the "Mizrahim", or Eastern Jews).

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On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection Release Date: When was it released?

Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection was released in 2003 on Friday, December 5, 2003 (). There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including The Last Samurai, Prisoner of Paradise and Honey.
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December 5, 2003
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December 5, 2003

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

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