Film, Video My Father's Paradise

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Title

  • My Father's Paradise

Summary

  • Yona Sabar was born in a mud hut in the remote Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. Protected by towering mountains, the Jews of Zakho lived peacefully among Muslims and Christians for hundreds of years. But in the late 1940s, the outside world came crashing in, and Yona would be the last boy in Zakho to become a bar mitzvah. Yona's son Ariel Sabar discussed his new book, "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq." In "My Father's Paradise," Sabar retraces his father's footsteps as part of a mass exodus of 120,000 Jews from Iraq to Israel. He brings to life the eccentric characters, extraordinary determination and fascinating historical odyssey of the Kurdish Jews. Father and son travel to today's war-torn Iraq in a quest to rediscover a forgotten land.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-02-11.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Religion
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  War, Military

Notes

  • -  Classification: Language and Literature.
  • -  Classification: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.
  • -  Ariel Sabar.
  • -  Recorded on 2009-02-11.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688060

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. African And Middle Eastern Division. My Father's Paradise. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-11, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688060/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. African And Middle Eastern Division, S. B. (2009) My Father's Paradise. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-11. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688060/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. African And Middle Eastern Division. My Father's Paradise. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-11, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688060/>.