Peshmerga + The Battle of Mosul

2016, France, 92m, DCP 

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened January 10–16, 2020

Part of the program

In 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy travelled to the front lines of ISIS, seeking first-hand understanding of the ongoing conflict. With unprecedented access and disarming immediacy, Lévy and a team of cameramen journey across the 650 miles separating Iraqi Kurdistan from Islamic troupes. In close quarters with the Peshmergas, the Kurdish fighters who show unfailing determination in their harrowing battle against Jihadi fundamentalism, the images captured provide an arresting perspective on a still-unfinished war with immense global implications.

In Kurdish, Arabic, English and French with English subtitles

 

Screening with

The Battle of Mosul (Bernard-Henri Lévy, 2017, France/Iraq, 55m, DCP)

Picking up where Peshmerga left off, the most recent of Lévy’s riveting cinematic dispatches begins on October 17, 2017, the first day of the battle to free Mosul from the Islamic State. The declared capital of ISIS and the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, the city of Mosul holds great significance Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike. Following both the Kurds and the Iraqi Golden Division Special Forces, Lévy and his team once again provide front row access at every step of the strategic battle culminating in the reclamation of the eastern half of the city.

In Kurdish, Arabic, English and French with English subtitles

A film by Bernard-Henri Lévy

Produced by François Margolin

A breathtaking war film gloriously shot from Lévy’s long journey along the front lines of ISIS.”

The Sunday Times

Bernard-Henri Lévy offers a portrait of the fighters trying to repel the Islamic State.”

The New York Times