On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. To find out more, Majid makes a bold journey from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert for peace and reconciliation. * Featuring: Majid Shokor, Ahmed Mukhtar, Yair Dalal, Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble. Editor: Lucy Paplinska, Production Co-ordinator: Merran Williams, Cinematography: Sander Snoep, Philippe Bellaiche, Peter Zakharov, Hayder Daffar, Sound: Jan Wouter Stam, Tully Chen, Bob Phelps, Richard Merrick

79 minutes
Marsha Emerman

Shown at

  1. 19th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2015
  5. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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  1. We’re proud that our film has shown in Jewish, Arab, International, Peace, and Human Rights film festivals. This story of music, cultural connection and inter-faith peace won Best Documentary at the Baghdad International Film Festival and Best Director, Documentary at the Nepal Human Rights Film Festival. For more information please see: http://www.fruitfulfilms.com.au/films/tigris

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