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Baghdad Twist

Baghdad Twist

| 33 min

Baghdad Twist porte à l'écran une série inédite d'images d'archives, de films et de photographies de famille provenant d'Irak et lève le voile sur la communauté juive, autrefois florissante, de ce pays. Dans un film traduisant le mal du pays et la nostalgie d'un Irak à jamais disparu, le cinéaste originaire de Bagdad, Joe Balass, entraîne le spectateur dans un voyage poétique par des fragments de souvenirs de l'exil arabe. En anglais avec sous-titres français.


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Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History - Canada 1946-1991
History - World History

Before viewing, ask history and society students to research the Jewish Iraqi experience of the mid-20th century, comparing to contemporary Iraqi and Middle East issues. After viewing, students may further explore: Jewish world history; the Middle Eastern female voice; and the Middle Eastern immigrant experience of Canada. Film/media students can evaluate the ironic effect of intercutting with British news clips, as well as the use of different narrative voices.

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