On The Banks Of The Tigris directed by Marsha Emerman (Australia/Israel/Iraq) 2015 celebrates the collaborative nature of music composition and performance and its potential for healing.
When the narrator of this documentary, an Iraqi exile living in Australia, searches for the origins of the songs he loved during his childhood, he discovers many were written by Jewish composers, the majority of whom were persuaded or forced to move to Israel with the proviso that they never return to their homeland.
Majid Shakar not only uncovers the hidden heritage of the music but also searches for those intimately involved with it and brings musicians together to perform a concert in London to an appreciative crowd.
The film screens again 14 November 2015 at Harmony Gold in Los Angeles.
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