Movie Poster of the film Peshmerga by Bernard-Henri Lévy
Movie Poster of the film Peshmerga by Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy


Film maker: Bernard-Henri Levy

Producer: François Margolin

Production: Margo Films

Release date: 16 November 2016

Duration: 92 minutes

From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the frontline that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Daesh’s troupes. From this journey, comes a logbook in images that offers a privileged view of a war that is unfinished but whose stakes are of global importance. In close quarters with the Peshmergas, these Kurdish fighters who show unfailing determination in their fight against obscurantism and jihadi fundamentalism, the film takes us from the heights of Mosul to the heart of the Sinjar Mountains passing on the way via the last Christian monasteries threatened with destruction. Many remarkable characters make their mark on this account, men and women of an ilk one rarely encounters.

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An intellectually gripping tribute to Kurdish fighters battling Isis. Bernard-Henri Lévy travels into Iraq to document the Kurdish forces taking on Isis – and praises their commitment to equality as well as their bravery.

breathtaking war film gloriously shot from Lévy’s long journey along the front lines of Isis

It’s rare to attend a screening in Cannes whose guests of honor include several decorated war generals and a singer known as the “Kurdish Madonna,” but that was the case for the premiere of Peshmerga, Bernard Henri-Levy’s gripping and somewhat flowery combat documentary.

This film offers a close-up look at the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

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