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Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Price: Free with museum entry
Members of an Iraqi Jewish football team in London tell their stories of home, exile and the search for identity in this fascinating documentary.
The screening explores the Sephadi refugee experience and marks Refugee Week.
'Volleyball Players of Baghdad' is followed by a discussion featuring Director Fiona Murphy and David Dangoor. The discussion will be chaired by Lyn Julius.
David Dangoor was born in New York and grew up in Baghdad. He was until recently President of the Elders of the S&P Sephardi Community since 2011. David has been a promoter of interfaith harmony for many years and has recently taken on the role of Chair of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Faith Council.
The daughter of Jews who fled Iraq in 1950, Lyn Julius is a journalist, blogger and founder of Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa. Her book about Jews from Arab countries, 'UPROOTED', will be published by Vallentine Mitchell later this year.
(Dir. Fiona Murphy, 2013, 70 mins)