Shadow in Baghdad
Film viewing and introduction by Rana Issa
The documentary Shadow in Bagdad tells the story of Linda Abdul Aziz, who escapes the riots in Iraq in the early 1970s, and of her father, who disappeared shortly thereafter. As an adult living in Israel, Linda is contacted by an Iraqi journalist, and together they start investigating what really happened when her father disappeared. The film is about Iraq during an uprising and about uncovering political secrets. The closer Linda and her companion get to the truth of what happened to her father, the more is revealed about Jewish Baghdad – the streets and neighbourhoods left behind by the Jews and a culture obliterated with the creation of the Israeli state, which coincided with a growing Iraqi nationalism. After more than 2,000 years of Jews living on Iraqi soil there was no longer room for them with the emergence of the modern Iraq. Directed by the award-winning Duki Dror, the film will be introduced by Rana Hisham Issa, PhD candidate at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo.
(English subtitles, 70 min.)