Chasing Family Ghosts Through Modern-Day Myanmar – Carol Isaacs
In December 2019 Carol Isaacs travelled to Burma (Myanmar) with her piano accordion. A branch of her father’s family, originally from Iraq, had lived there from the 1880’s until 1942 when the Japanese invaded. One cousin, a musician, along with hundreds of thousands of refugees, fled across the border to India after the invasion carrying his beloved piano accordion through the jungle. Accompanied by her partner, photographer Mika Schick, Carol documented her cousin’s journey and the results are part graphic memoir, part travel photography. In this presentation Carol will share some of these images and provide a background into the little-known Jewish community of Burma.
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