Hilton Hotel Apollolaan 138, AMSTERDAM
November 17th - December 15th 2019
Architectoral model, film and meeting November 17th, 2019, 15.00 hrs.
Robert Payer and special Guest: Edwin Shuker
Architectural model based on photo of Tigris Palace Hotel, Baghdad - 2019
Film and meeting:
Film and meeting with Edwin Shuker: Remember Baghdad, 2016, 69 min. A Spring Films and Echodocs Production, director Fiona Murphy.
Iraq's last Jews tell the story of their country.
Five families from the Jewish community look back on a barely imaginable time in Baghdad - Iraq was booming. It was a city of pleasure seekers, and there was inter-communal trust. Iraq was once of the most diverse places on earth, more tolerant of its minorities than any European nation. Today, after decades of war and instability, Iraq is a very different place. In spite of the danger, North Londoner Edwin Shuker decides to return to the country he loved. We follow him back to Baghdad. He wants to buy a house in Iraq so that he can say "The Jews have not all gone." He wants to plant a seed of hope for the future.
With vivid home movies and archive news footage.