The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: THE DOVE FLYER

The Dove Flyer

Kabi and his family face an uncertain future, as do all Jews living in Baghdad. It’s 1950 and each member of Kabi’s circle has a different dream: his mother wants to return to the Muslim quarter where she felt safer; his father wants to emigrate to Israel; Salim, his headmaster, wants Arabs and Jews to be equal, and Abu just wants to care for his adored doves. Nissim Dayan’s film—based on the popular novel of the same name—recalls a lost and treasured time before expulsion to Israel, when almost 130,000 Jews lived in Iraq using the almost-extinct language of Jewish Iraqis, Judea/Arabic. (105 mins.)

THE DOVE FLYER screens Thursday, June 18 at 7pm and Wednesday, June 24 at 8:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The program is being presented as part of the 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door. Festival passes are available for purchase here.

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