Salim Fattal was born in Baghdad in 1930. Briefly a member of the Communist party in Iraq, he fled to Israel where he forged a distinguished career in broadcast journalism.
Fattal will be showing the first of a three-part documentary on the Jews of Iraq. Once leading players in the country’s economy and society, the Jews were, like other minorities, marginalised and finally expelled by the Iraqi regime. Fattal’s recently-completed memoir, In the Alleys of Baghdad, vividly describes the story of five generations of a Jewish family and revisits the last years of a world gone by.
Wed 1 November
25 -26 Enford Street, W1
7.30 for 8pm
Advance booking essential from The Spiro Ark – 020 7723 9991
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