Directed by: Samir
(112 mins) Forget Baghdad offers a rare glimpse into a community which is little-known but extremely important in light of the current state of affairs in the Middle East. Those known as “Sephardis,” “Mizrahim” or “Arab Jews” – that is, people of Jewish religion and Arab culture – have long found themselves caught between warring worldviews. 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 cultural identity. This documentary offers an opportunity to hear how people negotiate the complex layers of the self.
In Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles.