The Wolf of Baghdad

Date:Sun 17 Feb
Price:£17 adv (£11.50 con)

Part of Ahbab Festival 2019

The Wolf of Baghdad is an audio-visual journey through a Jewish family’s memories of their lost Iraqi homeland. Projections of the graphic memoir will be accompanied by a live band playing the music of Iraq and its Jews, an ancient community that lived there for more than two millennia. Led by musician/artist Carol Isaacs AKA The Surreal McCoy & accompanied by the band 3yin.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion from leading academic experts on the subjects of Iraq, its music and the legacy of its Jewish communities. It will be chaired by Dr Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad of the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University, a musicologist who specialises in all types of Arabic and Middle Eastern music. She usually focuses on the interaction of this music with issues of identity, nationalism, and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, in their wider historical, religious, and cultural contexts. She also works on the Living in Harmony project, which deals with music, memory and encounters between Jewish, Muslim and Christian Neighbours.

The 4th Ahbab Festival returns to Cambridge for Valentine's weekend 2019 to celebrate Middle Eastern and North African Culture in music, film and discussion with a broad selection of artist from an even broader geography.  

"The Wolf of Baghdad is a 'tour de force' - the moving story of the destruction of a community seen through the eyes of an Iraqi Jew - and a wolf. The most exciting animated audio-visual experience since 'Persepolis'." 

Lyn Julius, Harif


"It's a brilliant and truly transporting piece of work"

Mekella Broomberg, JW3


"An enthralling and moving combination of art and music. It is magical."

Claudia Roden, Cultural Anthropologist and Food Writer 

Box office and bar open from 3pm. Show starts 4pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include booking fees.


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