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

2015, Colour, Australia, Documentaries

 

Production Team

Director : Marsha Emerman

Cinematographer : Sander Snoep, Philippe Bellaiche

Editor : Lucy Paplinska

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Marsha Emerman, Fruitful Films, PO Box 400, Emerald VIC 3782 (Australie), tél.: +613 5968 6209, [email protected]


 

Synopsis

This musical odyssey uncovers the hidden -- and almost erased -- story of Iraqi music. After escaping from Saddam’s regime, Majid Shokor searches for the source of the songs he loved hearing in Baghdad’s bustling streets and crowded coffeehouses. The Ba’ath Party purged Iraqi music of its origins, but Majid learns the truth, as he travels the world to meet exiled musicians who still sing and play these songs. They are reunited in a joyful concert at London’s Barbican Centre, where music and culture are bridges that transcend religion and politics.

 

Director

A graduate of San Francisco State University, Marsha Emerman is a documentarist who makes films on the arts, human rights, and social issues. She lives in Australia where she teaches at the VCA School of Film and Television of Melbourne University. Selected filmography: Children of the Crocodile (2003), Lihok Pilipina.


 

Projections

Friday August 28, 2022 - 09:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 13
Thursday September 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2


 

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