presented by the Washington Jewish Film Festival

Washington Jewish Film Festival @ 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Bernard-Henri L vy offers a special presentation of Peshmerga and The Battle of Mosul, followed by a conversation.

This event was postponed from September 26, 2017 to January 23, 2018.

Renowned French philosopher, activist, writer (The Genius of Judaism), and filmmaker Bernard-Henri L vy offers a special presentation of his two most recent documentaries, Peshmerga and The Battle of Mosul.

In between the screenings, L vy will join us for an in-depth discussion on the Kurdish will for a State and national independence; the current status of ISIS following the liberation of Mosul; and the role of foreign nations in this conflict.

SCHEDULE
6:15pm Peshmerga (2016)
7:30pm Bernard-Henri L vy in conversation
9:00pm The Battle of Mosul (2017)


ABOUT THE FILMS:

THE BATTLE OF MOSUL
Dir. Bernard-Henri L vy
France, Iraq (2017)
Kurdish, Arabic, English and French with English Subtitles
Runtime: 53minThe 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 spot 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 L vy 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?

PESHMERGA
Dir. Bernard-Henri L vy
France (2016)
Kurdish, Arabic, English and French with English Subtitles
Runtime: 92minIn 2015, Bernard-Henri L vy sought to understand the psychology and culture of those embroiled with ISIS in the Middle East.Accompanied by a team of cameramen, L vy traveled over 650 miles of the frontline separating Iraqi Kurdistan from Islamic State troops. The Kurdish fighters he encounters in Mosul and the Sinjar Mountains demonstrate heroic resolve in their fight against jihadi fundamentalism, and relay unforgettable and harrowing stories that give human dimension to a conflict with immense global implications.



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