Carole Basri is a Jewish American filmmaker and lawyer of Iraqi Jewish descent. Most of her productions focus on the History of the Jews in Iraq as she documents her ancestral roots and discusses Jewish traditions in Iraq.
Carole Basri, adjunct professor at Fordham University, will introduce and discuss her film, Searching for Baghdad: A Daughter's Journey. Carole, a descendent of Baghdadi Jews, traveled to Asia to research the contributions Baghdadi Jews made to communities in Hong Kong, Singapore, and other places. The result is a breath-takingly beautiful story of inspiration and survival. Please join us! The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Judaic Studies and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, is free and open to the public.