FORGET BAGHDAD

By Samir

DSCHOINT VENTSCHR FILMPRODUKTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2002

A filmic reflection about the stereotypes of "the Jew" and " the Arab" through one hundred years of film, linked with the biographies of four extraordinary people: Iraqi-Jewish communists

    • Year of production
    • 2002
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Samir
    • Writer(s)
    • Samir
    • Producer(s)
    • Gerhard HAAG (Tag/Traum Filmproduktion), Karin KOCH (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG), Samir (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG)
    • Synopsis
    • A filmic reflection about the stereotypes of “Jew” and “Arab” through onehundred years of film, contrasted with the history of Jewish communists from Iraq. The protagonists are Shimon Ballas, a writer and professor of Arabic studies in Tel Aviv and Paris; the best-selling Israeli author Sami Michael from Haifa; Moshe Houri, a former dealer in real estate; writer Samir Naqqash who only publishes in the Arabic language and Ella Shohat, a Professor of Film and Cultural Studies in New York who has written a standard text on the Israeli film industry.