3225 SW Barbur Blvd.
THE LAST JEWS OF BAGDAD. A film by Carole Basri, a Jewish American lawyer and filmmaker of Iraqi-Jewish descent. This film captures the story of the plight of over 160,000 Iraqi Jews and their persecution, torture, and escape from Iraq between the years of 1940 and 2003. Ms. Basri will be present for the showing of this film in Portland, and she will engage the audience in a conversation about the history of Jewish Baghdad and its rapid disappearance after 1940. The timing of this event is especially relevant due to the recent collective efforts of JIMENA and other Jewish organizations strongly urging US Government officials to keep the Iraqi Jewish Archive from returning to Iraq.
English language, Produced by Carole Basri, 110 minutes, Speaker: Carole Basri