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POSTPONED: Farewell Baghdad (also known as The Dove Flyer)


Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Rd.
85718 Tucson , AZ


Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:30pm

The film scheduled for tonight has been moved to November 19, 6:30pm at the Tucson JCC (3800 E. River Rd.).

There will be a vigil tonight to honor the victims of the synagogue attack this weekend. 7pm, JCC Scupture Garden. There is also a vigil on the UA campus at 12pm on the Main Stage outside the Administration Building.


Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Series

Farewell Baghdad describes the last days of the Jewish community of Baghdad, during the early 1950s, before virtually all of it was airlifted to the young State of Israel. The movie vividly shows the conditions of life and internal political divisions among members of the oldest Jewish Diaspora community, as well as their relationship with their Muslim neighbors and the royal Hashemite regime. The movie is also the first ever to feature the Judeo-Arabic language that was spoken by Jews in Baghdad. Introduction by Prof. Gil Ribak before the film.

Co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, the Pozez Family Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, the Jewish Foundation of Southern Arizona, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel.