Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting understanding of, and respect for, human rights

"On the Banks of the Tigris" film fundraiser May 2016


ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: the hidden story of Iraqi music


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When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq, he discovered that many of the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad were written or performed by Christian and Jewish Iraqis. To find out more, Majid makes a bold journey from his home in Australia to Israel, countries in Europe, and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert celebrating coexistence.

Followed by a short Q & A with Marsha Emerman and Majid Shokor, who made the film.


This is a Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group fundraiser for the Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International Australia. We are grateful for the support of in providing the film at no charge.


Mornington Cinema, 1 Main St. Mornington Tel. 5975 5141 Sunday 15 May 12 noon to 1.50 pm


CONTACT: Kevin Bain M 0413 427 851 E  FACEBOOK tigrismornington