ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: THE HIDDEN STORY OF IRAQI MUSIC

Dir. Marsha Emerman
(79 min, Australia, 2015)
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Documentary
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Majid Shokor, a Muslim Iraqi living in Australia, finds a hidden Jewish connection in his favorite childhood music. Startled and energized by this discovery, he travels to Europe, Israel and Iraq, meeting musicians of all faiths who share his love of the Iraqi sound. Hearing their remarkable life stories, and breathtaking music, Majid is inspired to unite them in a concert for peace and reconciliation.

 

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Screenings

Thursday, February 25, 8:45 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD

Sunday, February 28, 7:00 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Monday, February 29, 8:30 pm
West End Cinema
2301 M St NW
Washington, DC

Preview
Press
On the Banks of the Tigris provides a moving and intimately human portrait of the lost story of Iraqi music, and for this alone it should be applauded.” –Middle East Monitor

an extraordinary film […] the product of 10 years of vision, belief, and sheer hard work” –The Conversation

Tickets
Online ticket sales for individual shows close at midnight the day prior to the screening (the text “Online Booking Closed” will appear in the pull-down menu below when advance sales end). Space allowing, door sales start at each venue one hour prior to the first show of the day at that venue.