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FILM: An Evening with Bernard-Henri LÚvy
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Dir. Bernard-Henri Lévy
( FranceIraq, 2016-2017)

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

In between the screenings, Lévy will be joined on stage by celebrated author Leon Wieseltier 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.


Tickets are $28.13 and you can purchase them at https://www.wjff.org/film/bernard-henri-levy/

6:15pm – Peshmerga (2016)
7:30pm – Bernard-Henri Lévy in discussion with Leon Wieseltier
9:00pm – The Battle of Mosul (2017)

Dir. Bernard-Henri Lévy
France (2016)
Kurdish, Arabic, English and French with English Subtitles
Runtime: 92min
In 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy sought to understand the psychology and culture of those embroiled with ISIS in the Middle East. Accompanied by a team of cameramen, Lévy 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.

Dir. Bernard-Henri Lévy
France, Iraq (2017)
Kurdish, Arabic, English and French with English Subtitles
Runtime: 53min
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 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 Lévy 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?

Time: 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

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