The Wolf of Baghdad to visit Manchester this week

In the 1940’s, a third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Within a decade nearly all of Iraq’s 150,000 Jews had fled. The Wolf of Baghdad by Carol Isaacs is a graphic memoir of a lost homeland and a wordless narrative for a home never visited, with its own soundtrack of Judeo-Arabic and Iraqi music recorded by the ground-breaking band 3yin

The Wolf of Baghdad is a unique audio-visual journey through a Jewish family’s memories of their lost Iraqi homeland and speaks to audiences about the little-known story of Iraqi Jews. This music based and visual narrative is illuminated by the words and portraits of Carol Isaacs own family, whose stories provide a fascinating insight into the experiences of Baghdadi Jews. 

From the Manchester Jewish Museum, get prepared to be transported from Carol Isaacs current home in London, to her ancestral home in the old Jewish quarter of Baghdad. Audiences will encounter ghost-like inhabitants and will get to explore Baghdad through their memories. People will also get to see successful integration and vibrant cross-cultural cohesion. 

The Wolf of Baghdad will be shown on Thursday 4 November, 7pm, at the Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW. Tickets cost £6.00 or £5.00 concession and copies of The Wolf of Baghdad book will be available to buy. The Wolf of Baghdad film is also available to stream through Carol Isaacs TSM Cartoons website.

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