FilmsHere you’ll find a selection of films – some old, some new – about the Sephardim.
As life became unbearable for the shrinking Jewish community of Baghdad, a group of students danced the night away. Dressed in thin ties, and beehive hairdos, these kids were like teenagers all over the world listening to the latest 45’s. They all went to Frank Iny, the last Jewish school in Baghdad. It was their refuge in an increasingly dangerous world. 60 years later, they are reunited in a magical evening and marvel how they made it out alive.
A long lost picture brings back a boyhood in Baghdad. And a father finally shares memories of his tortuous past.
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.
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 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?