Iraq N' Roll

Film Screening as Part of the Series Between Marrakesh and Mashhad. Jews in Islamic Countries (in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles)

In this intimate documentary, filmmaker Gili Gaon accompanies the Israeli rock musician Dudu Tassa on a journey to his musical heritage. Dudu's grandfather Daud al-Kuwaity, along with his brother Saleh, were among Iraq’s most successful musicians and composers in the 1930s.

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

When the brothers returned to Israel in the 1950s, their Jewish-Arab music was no longer popular and fell into oblivion. Dudu discovers his cultural roots in the al-Kuwaity's music and decides to reinterpret their works – and thus embarks upon a very personal musical dialog between generations and cultures.

Directed by Gili Gaon
Country Israel
Language Hebrew and Arabic
Release date 2011
Running time 54 minutes

As an introduction, Achim Rohde (Philipps University of Marburg) will speak about Iraqi-Jewish commemorative culture (in German). There will be a talk with the director after the film.

Trailer: Iraq N’ Roll, Documentary, Israel 2011, 54 min, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Where, when, what?

  • When

    Thursday 27 April 2017, 7 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Between Marrakesh and Mashhad: Jews in Islamic Countries

This film and reading series, hosted by the Academy program’s Jewish-Islamic Forum from July 2016 to September 2017, explored the past and present of Jewish lives in different countries of North Africa and the Middle East.

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6 July 2017
Video art by the Israeli-Iranian artist Elham Rokni; Persian/Hebrew with English and Hebrew subtitles (audio recording of the talk available)

My Father’s Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

11 May 2017
Reading and discussion in English with the author Ariel Sabar

Iraq N’ Roll

27 April 2017
Documentary, Israel 2011, 54 min,
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

Damascus With Love

9 March 2017
Feature film, Syria 2010, 91 min, original Arabic version with English subtitles

The Jews and the Longest Kiss in History

14 December 2016
Documentary, Great Britain 2011, 60 min, English original version

Salata baladi – An Egyptian Salad

3 November 2016
Documentary, Egypt 2008, 105 min, Arabic with English subtitles

Villa Jasmin

28 September 2016
France 2008, 87 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles

El Gusto

14 July 2016
Documentary, Algeria, France, Ireland, 2012, 88 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles

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