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Last Class in Baghdad

Religion, Short Film, Middle East, Jewish Film, Iraq
David Langer
13 minutes


Last Class in Baghdad is a unique window into the lives of Iraq’s last Jewish community. The stories told by students and teachers conjure up times of fun, peace, fear and hope. The school was a critical barometer of the changing fortunes of the Jewish community.



David Langer has directed documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic, History, Smithsonian, PBS, CBC, TVO, Le Monde, and Radio Canada. He has produced and developed numerous television specials including The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards and the screen adaptation of LE DORTOIR, winner of the International Emmy. Other awards include Le Prix Gemeaux (Canadian Academy of Film and Television), The Gold Hugo (Chicago International Film Festival), The Hot Docs award for the musical biography, GLENN GOULD: THE SHADOW GENIUS, and the Canadian Screen Award (Museum Secrets.)


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