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.
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|
|Language||Hebrew and Arabic|
|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.
Where, when, what?
- Thursday 27 April 2017, 7 pm
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 BerlinSee location on map
(Opposite the Museum)
W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Film and Reading Series: Between Marrakesh and Mashhad: Jews in Islamic Countries (9)
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.
Las ultimas palavras
14 September 2017
Documentary, Turkish/Ladino with English subtitles
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
28 September 2016
France 2008, 87 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles
14 July 2016
Documentary, Algeria, France, Ireland, 2012, 88 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles
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