Bernard-Henri LÚvy, French philosopher, activist, and filmmaker, takes you to the front lines of one of the most brutal wars of our time in his newest documentary, The Battle of Mosul.
A screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Bernard-Henri Lévy
The film opens on October 17, 2016, the first day of the battle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State. It ends in mid-January 2017 with the complete liberation of the eastern half of the city, including the site on the Tigris where the Prophet Jonah is buried, a place of significance for the three Abrahamic religions.
Whether in the company of the Kurds or of the Iraqi Golden Division special forces, Bernard-Henri LÚvy and his crew were present at every crucial step in the battle.
Throughout the film, a question hangs in the air: Will the imminent fall of the capital of the Islamic State spell its definitive defeat?
Directed by Bernard-Henri LÚvy, 2017. 53 min.
In Kurdish, Arabic, English, and French
with English subtitles
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Bernard-Henri LÚvy is a philosopher, activist, and filmmaker. His most recent book, The Genius of Judaism, was published in January 2017 by Random House. New York Times Bestsellers include American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States. His films include the documentaries Bosna!, The Oath of Tobruk, Peshmerga and The Battle of Mosul. LÚvy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme. He has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.
Program Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery