Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting understanding of, and respect for, human rights

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

Date: 15 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ok7Aodd33c

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 http://www.fruitfulfilms.com.au/ 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

TICKETS $17         BOOK AT WWW.TRYBOOKING.COM/KYEL OR AT CINEMA.

CONTACT: Kevin Bain M 0413 427 851 E kbkevinbain@gmail.com  FACEBOOK tigrismornington