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Baghdad Twist-Screening and film talk

Due to continued turmoil and persecution in Iraq, only a handful of Jews remain in this once thriving Jewish community. Many of them made their way to the US, with the largest communities in NY and LA. Canadian filmmaker Joe Balass documents the disappearance of Iraq's Jewish community through his own family's history. The Balass family escaped by car leaving their home and belongings behind, eventually settling in Canada. His family's journey mirrors that of many Iraqi Jews who arrived in the US. The film provides a portrait of Iraq's Jewish society, which had existed since Babylonian times. There will be a Q & A period with the filmmaker following he screening.

Place: Library of Congress, Pickford Theater, Washington, DC, DC 20540

Date: 05/05/2015 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Type: Film

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Hava Nagila (The Movie)-screening

It's to music what the bagel is to food – a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it-Elvis too. That’s only the beginning when it comes to Hava Nagila. Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, The movie takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills, Greenwich Village, Hollywood – and even Bollywood – using the song as a springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music. (Katahdin Productions 2013)

Place: Library of Congress, Pickford Theater, Washington, DC, MD 20540

Date: 05/12/2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Type: Film

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Joachim Prinz - I Shall Not be Silent

Film premiere of "I Shall Not Be Silent" A documentary film about a rabbi who would not be silenced, from synagogues in 1930's Berlin to the March on Washington in 1963. Featuring introduction by Michael Meyer and responses by Cincinnati Vice-Mayor David Mann and Civil Rights Activist, Marian Spencer

Place: American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Date: 05/19/2015 4:30 PM to 7:30 AM

Type: Film

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