Films

Here you’ll find a selection of films – some old, some new – about the Sephardim.

A Story For Elina

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A long lost picture brings back a boyhood in Baghdad. And a father finally shares memories of his tortuous past.

What We Left Behind

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Out of thousands of Jewish religious artefacts recovered from Iraq, many were damaged beyond repair. What We Left Behind chronicles the final journey of forty-nine Torah scrolls framed in the turbulent history of the Iraqi Jewish people.

Last Class in Baghdad

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Last Class in Baghdad is a unique window into the lives of Iraq’s last Jewish community. The stories told by students and teachers conjure up times of fun, peace, fear and hope. The school was a critical barometer of the changing fortunes of the Jewish community.

Seven Stories

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Seven interlinking stories told Sephardi refugees from North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran who came to the UK in different waves of emigration. Produced by Sephardi Voices UK.

Forgotten Exodus

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Forgotten Exodus is a film about the mass exodus of up to a million Jews living in the Middle East and North Africa in communities dating back more than three millennia. Who are these Jews? What precipitated their mass-exodus in the 20th century? Where did they go? And why do we not know these Jewish refugees existed?