Baggage From BaghDAD: Becoming My Father's Daughter

valerie david · Ages 12+

one person show

Mirroring the struggle of today’s Ukrainian refugees and reflecting rising intolerance, as well as growing racial and religious discrimination worldwide, Baggage From BaghDAD: Becoming my father’s daughter is one Middle Eastern Jewish family’s true inspirational journey as they are forced to flee religious persecution during the 1941 “Farhud” pogrom in Baghdad. It is the story of playwright and performer Valerie David’s father, and his family’s struggle to transcend their harrowing past as they build a new home in America. As father and daughter learn to love and to accept their differences, the importance of family takes center stage as she begins to understand how his tale of survival and perseverance shaped her convictions and her future.

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