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On the Banks of the Tigris - Queensland Premiere

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky in my own backyard.
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Iraqi music brought to life
The hidden story of Iraqi music is told in the 2015 documentary On the Banks of the Tigris.

On the Banks of the Tigris
Movie still - Image supplied


When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq he discovered a hidden history in the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad. Saddam's regime removed Iraqi music of its origins. On a quest to learn more, Majid makes a bold journey from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq where he meets exiled Iraqi musicians Jewish, Muslim and Christian - hears their music and stories and unite them in a joyful concert at London's Barbican Centre where music and culture are bridges for peace and reconciliation.

The movie was winner of Best Documentary at the Baghdad International Film Festival and the Audience Choice winner at the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco/Los Angeles.
The documentary is showing in limited release with the Queensland Premiere on 3 December to be screened at New Farm Cinemas. This will feature a Q&A with Director Marsha Emerman.

New Farm Cinemas
New Farm Cinemas


Watch the trailer here and for more information go to the Fruitful Films website.

Book your tickets by calling (07) 3358 4444 or online and to check times for future screenings.
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Why? On the Banks of the Tigris - Queensland Premiere
When: 3 December 2017
Phone: 3358 4444
Where: New Farm Cinemas
Cost: Admission cost
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