Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection Image
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  • Summary: This documentary profiles several Middle Eastern Jews, emigrants from Iraq to Israel, and examines the politics of alienation and instrumentalization of Arab Jews.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Articulate interviews and an unusually creative visual style make the picture as lively to watch as it is illuminating to think about.
  2. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    70
    Timely and thought-provoking, if a bit rambling.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The constant flow of background images can be distracting, but this is nonetheless a fascinating film that offers an unexpected and valuable perspective on the on-going Arab-Israeli conflict.
  4. Goes beyond interesting, though, to moderately annoying.
  5. Never finds a comfortable fit between its biographies and its theorizing.
  6. 50
    Despite some fancy editing, Forget Baghdad is forgettable.
  7. Reviewed by: Anya Kamenetz
    50
    Grainy video and gimmicky editing give this documentary an amateurish feel, but Samir's charming, rueful interlocutors shine through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2