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On The Banks of The Tigris

Description

On the Banks of the Tigris celebrates the beautiful music shared by Iraqis around the world. The film tells the story of Majid Shokor, an Iraqi-Australian from a Muslim background who seeks the source of songs he loves and discovers a hidden history, the Jewish role in Iraqi music. This inspiring tale shows how culture transcends borders and builds bridges between people of all faiths.

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Marsha Emerman (writer/director/producer) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who makes films on the arts, human rights and social issues. Her film Children of the Crocodile, a personal history of East Timor, aired on SBS TV and screened in festivals worldwide. It won Best Documentary at Toronto's Inside Out Festival and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Emerman holds an MA in Cinema from San Francisco State University and teaches film at the VCA School of Film & TV in Melbourne, Australia.

Film Details
  • Country(ies): Australia
  • Language(s): English and Arabic
  • Year: 2014
  • Running time: 70 minutes
  • Director(s): Marsha Emerman
  • Producer(s): Marsha Emerman
  • Writer(s): Marsha Emerman
  • Cinematographer(s): Peter Zakharov, Sander Snoep
  • Editor(s): Lucy Paplinska
  • With: Majid Shokor
  • Website: http://www.fruitfulfilms.com.au

FSP 1116