The Dove Flyer - Farewell Baghdad
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Nissim DAYAN

Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’

 

The coming-of-age tale of 16 year-old Kabi in 1950’s Baghdad. Transformed from a studious lad he becomes one of the central activists in the Zionist underground, thus enabling the immigration of the Jews of Iraq to Israel. The story of Iraqi Jews who have been forced to leave Iraq never been told in the cinema. At that time most of the Jews didn’t want to leave their homeland, aſter thousands of years. The Zionist underground failed to convince them to leave to Israel. Intellectual Jews preferred to join the communist underground; to this confusion enters Kabi, our young hero. He had to deal also with his neighbor –Abu Edwar, who leads the majority against the idea of any underground what so ever. At the end the harsh events changes the whole situation.

 

 

 

Script: Nissim Dayan

Photography: Shai Goldman

Editing: Assaf Korman

Sound: Alex Claude

Music: Sharon Farber

Leading actors: Daniel Gad, Igal Naor, Uri Gavriel, Ahuva Keren, Yasmin Ayoun, Menashe Noy Producer: David Mandil, Dov Keren, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Hezi Bezalel, Omri Bezalel

 

Director’s Filmography

2013 - The Dove Flyer

1986 - On a Narrow Bridge 1980 - The End of Milton Levy 1973 - Light Out of Nowhere