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Simon Davis-Cohen

Simon Davis-Cohen is the grandson of two Iraqi Jewish Communists.

History in Fragments:
Samir Jamal Aldin’s Iraqi Odyssey

Those sacred memories of the Tigris and Euphrates: the fish grilled over open fires, children learning to swim—are an anthem of the Baghdadi diaspora. Recalled and recreated in the opening scenes of the 2015 documentary film Iraqi Odyssey, they ease the audience into what is to be a personal voyage down Iraq’s memory lane.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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