The Battle of Mossul (March 2017)


A film of Bernard-Henri Lévy 

coproduction : ARTE GEIE, MARGO CINÉMA

Bernard-Henri Lévy and his team embedded themselves with the Kurdish army, and then, with irakian Golden division, filmed the fall of the capital of the Islamic State in Iraq, from the opening shots to tragic sacrifices made by the soliders. Bernard-Henri Lévy’s report from the forefront of the battle against Islamic State continues where his latest film ‘Peshmerga’ ends: namely on the first day of the battle to recapture Mosul, Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital in northern Iraq. ‘Peshmerga’ brought us to the over one thousand kilometre long front line that divides Kurds and ISIS. In October last year, the battle for the city began, which ended with the east part of Mosul finally being liberated just a few months ago. Lévy and his team are with the Kurdish units and the Iraqi special Golden Division forces step by step during the strategically complex operation, where the militant Jihadists with the black flag answer any advance with new attacks. Today, a part of the city is liberated. But is the loss of Mosul a sure sign that Islamic State is finally in retreat?

Director: Bernard-Henri Lévy

Runtime: 1 hr 32 mins 

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