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On the Banks of the Tigris

On the Banks of the Tigris

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm


$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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Midwest Premiere!
Best Documentary, Baghdad International Film Festival
The Buena Vista Social Club of Iraqi Music

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Can music transcend religion and politics? Meet Majid Shokor, an Iraqi-Australian from a Muslim background who discovers a hidden history — the Jewish role in Iraqi music. Shokor journeys from Australia to Israel, Europe, and Iraq, to meet exiled Iraqi musicians and unite them in a concert at London’s Barbican Centre. Directed by Marsha Emerman.

Northwestern University Assistant Professor of Performance Studies Dr. Shayna Silverstein will lead the Q&A. 

Shayna Silverstein

Dr. Shayna Silverstein is an assistant professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Her research examines politics, culture, and performance in the contemporary Middle East. Previously a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Penn Humanities Forum, she received her PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago.


Sunday Cinema is sponsored by the Wilkow Family.
It is the 2017 Solomon Goldman Program Series.

Image at left

Majid Shokor, Photo courtesy Seventh Art Releasing.

What is Sunday Cinema?


3 Sundays in February
3 Films and Jewish and Music
3 Premieres

Sunday Cinema is a mini Jewish Film Festival that happens over three Sundays in February, bringing new Jewish films to Chicago that area audiences wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to see.

The films will be screened in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Feinberg Theater at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Body and Soul: An American Bridge
Chicago Premiere

February 11 at 2 pm
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Mandala Beats
Midwest Premiere

February 18 at 2 pm
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On the Banks of the Tigris
Midwest Premiere

February 25 at 2 pm
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