On the Banks of the Tigris

On the Banks of the Tigris


May 25 2021 - May 27 2021
, 7PM- 7PM

Film Screening – Viewing Window from Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:00pm to Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:59pm.

When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq, he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. Saddam’s regime purged Iraqi music of its origins, but Majid learns the truth as he travels the world to meet exiled Iraqi musicians – Jewish, Muslim and Christian – who still sing and play these songs. They are reunited in a joyful concert at London’s Barbican Centre, where music and culture are bridges that transcend religion and politics.

This film has a 48-hour viewing window. An access code will be shared the afternoon of Tuesday, May 25th, you can then enjoy the film during the viewing window at your own convenience. 

6 replies on “On the Banks of the Tigris”

Hi! I Love this movie! Met the director on Zoom when it screened in Portland. I am a musician and connect with this very much. Is viewing honoring the west coast time zone?

We here at the Jewish Museum are so glad you love this movie! All times listed on our website are in EST, so if you are on the West Coast of the US, the movie screening will end at 3:59pm.

Hello Chris-
Glad to see nice comments about the film on your website. I am interested to know where you acquired this film and how you were able to make it available for streaming. Please contact me at the email provided. All the best, Marsha Emerman, Producer/Director of “On the Banks of the Tigris”

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