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Bushey invites Edwin Shuker to present film ‘Remembering Baghdad’

Event

The Bushey community couldn’t fault their evening with Edwin Shuker, the Jewish philanthropist, Board of Deputies Vice-President and documentary filmmaker, whose film ‘Remembering Baghdad’ was the focus of an enlightening and educational evening for the congregation. After a screening of the film, which interviews Jewish-Iraqi family about their memories of home, and follows Shuker as he sets down roots anew in Iraq, there was time for a Q & A and Iraqi-themed dinner.

Evaluation from Sarah Zackheim, Organiser:

‘This was the most amazing evening. The room looked incredible, the Iraqi dinner was delicious, the film was fantastic and having Edwin Shuker with us to run a Q&A absolutely made the evening. He was so inspirational and got a standing ovation at the end. We haven’t run this type of evening before so it was great to offer something different.’

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘Excellent – one of the best we have ever come to at Bushey’
  • ‘Very interesting and very fluent with his knowledge of his subject’
  • ‘Amazing speaker…very inspirational’
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