80 years since the Farhud

The Farhud (Arabic word for pogrom) took place during the Jewish holiday of Shabu’ot in 1941. The pro-Nazi government had collapsed leaving Iraq in a state of instability. The British had just defeated the leader Rashid Ali who had earlier led a successful coup and two terrible days of anti-Jewish violence occurred in the ensuing […]

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November News

It was an honour to be invited to perform The Wolf of Baghdad at this year’s UK Jewish Film Festival. Taking place at the Phoenix Cinema, one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the UK (built in 1910), we had another full house with a long waiting list. Apologies to those who weren’t able to […]

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UK Jewish Film Festival 2019

Delighted to announce that there will be a Wolf of Baghdad performance at this year’s UK Jewish Film Festival at 6.45pm on Tuesday 12th November at the Phoenix Cinema, London. Tickets are on sale now and you can book here. This will be a very special screening as a couple of new scenes have been added […]

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Editing the graphic memoir

The Wolf of Baghdad is being published early 2020 as a graphic novel by Myriad Editions so I am currently in editing mode with their creative director Corinne Pearlman. Corinne has been at the heart of the UK’s comic scene for many years and has been giving me some wonderful creative direction already. She had […]

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The Photo

Out of the few family photos that have survived there’s one that I love in particular. Its of my maternal grandmother and some of her children sitting on a swing in their garden in Baghdad. My mother, aunt Flora and uncle Eli are in the photo, perhaps my uncle Nessim was behind the camera, and […]

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