Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection (2003)

Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection

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The conflict between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East has been a long and ongoing struggle, which, in many respects, is intensified by the fact the two sides are quite close in terms of both geography and heritage. Filmmaker Samir Naqqash has chosen an especially potent example of this paradox in this documentary -- the lives of four Iraqi Jews who were members of the Communist Party. Forced to leave Baghdad in the 1950s, they became refugees in Tel Aviv, but while their religious beliefs made … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Television , Art House & International , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Samir Naqqash , Samir
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On DVD: Sep 26, 2006
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Critic Reviews for Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Timely and thought-provoking, if a bit rambling.

Full Review… | December 23, 2003
Variety
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Samir's presentation is uninspired and too long. It's outdated, too.

December 5, 2003
New York Post
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A fascinating but disorganized documentary.

Full Review… | December 4, 2003
New York Times
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Grainy video and gimmicky editing give this documentary an amateurish feel, but Samir's charming, rueful interlocutors shine through.

Full Review… | December 2, 2003
Village Voice
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Full Review… | September 26, 2005
Washington Post
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January 6, 2004
Salon.com
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