SANTA FE, N.M. — There’s no escaping it: Politics is in the air. Whether you’re interested in the upcoming session of the New Mexico State Legislature or the possibility of the U.S. becoming engaged in a full-fledged war in Iraq, there are events this week to educate yourself and answer your most pressing questions.
SANTA FE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: The 11 a.m. screening of the film “Remember Baghdad” is already sold out at the Cinematheque at the CCA on Sunday, Jan. 12, but tickets for an 11:15 a.m. screening were still available at press time.
Part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, this movie tells the story of the exodus of Jews from Iraq, where they had lived for more than 2,500 years, after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
In the film, which uses archival footage, family photos and interviews, we meet the Dangoor family, just as Renée Dangoor is crowned “Miss Baghdad” in the country’s first beauty contest in 1947. She and her husband are set to become part of Baghdad’s elite.