Marsha Emerman

Community Arts & Cultural Development

On the Banks of the Tigris

A documentary feature film celebrating Iraqi music and the cultural ties that unite Iraqis of all faiths.

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The Film

On the Banks of the Tigris tells the story of Majid Shokor, an Iraqi-Australian from a Muslim background who seeks the source of songs he loves and discovers a hidden history. To find out more, Majid makes a bold journey from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert for peace and reconciliation.

The Team

Marsha Emerman makes documentaries on the arts, human rights and social issues. Children of the Crocodile, her award winning film on East Timor, aired on SBS and screened in festivals worldwide. Marsha is passionate about telling stories that challenge misconceptions and open dialogue.

Majid Shokor is a multi-talented actor, writer, and theatre director. Born and raised in Baghdad, Majid lives in Melbourne where he has appeared in many plays, TV series, short and feature films.

Arts for Peace

Our film is part of a long-term peace education project. Marsha and Majid give talks to schools, universities and communities groups, do interviews on radio and in print, stage inter-faith concerts, and run a website, Facebook page and YouTube channel to promote Middle East peace and reconciliation.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

We need your support to share this important film with audiences in Australia and worldwide. Your donations will be used for:

– Public screenings in capital cities and regional cinemas
– Community screenings in schools, libraries, museums, and community venues
– Design and printing of a press kit, flyers, and publicity materials
– Film festival entries and other costs of circulating the film

To find out more, please visit our:

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OnTheBanksOfTheTigris?fref=ts

Website http://www.fruitfulfilms.com.au/films/tigris

or contact Marsha Emerman, E: marsha@fruitfulfilms.com.au

Thank you for helping to share this story of music, hope and peace.

Marsha Emerman is a documentary filmmaker specialising in films on the arts, human rights, and social issues. She is passionate about telling stories that challenge misconceptions and open dialogue.

“Children of the Crocodile”, her film on East Timor, aired on SBS, screened in festivals worldwide, and won an Audience Award for Best Documentary in Toronto. “On the Banks of the Tigris” reflects her keen interest in music, history and cultural identity.

Marsha has an MA in Cinema from San Francisco State University and lectures at universities in Australia and the USA. . She has a long affiliation with the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne where she teaches documentary in the Masters in Film & TV course.

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