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Documentary Screening: MOSUL


CityLondon
AtLondon, United Kingdom
CountyLondon (GB085)
Date10/10/2017
Hours19:00
CategoriaEvents
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London
London, United Kingdom
London (GB085)
Tel 2017-10-10
Categoria Events

We will be screening the highly anticipated documentary MOSUL - the intimate story of the battle against ISIS in Iraq - followed by a question and answer session with the multi-award winning team that made it. You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRsBxgO4j4 In October 2016, an elite team of Iraqi Special Forces was tasked with leading the fight to defeat ISIS in Mosul. It was the beginning of a brutal battle of attrition that was to last almost nine months. Filmed over the course of the whole campaign, MOSUL follows the experiences of four young soldiers: Anmar, a college graduate seeking revenge after his father was the victim of a suicide attack; Hussein, a ruthless sniper and aspiring soccer player; Jamal, a wise-cracking sergeant; and Amjad, a young recruit excited to be on the frontline.

Full of hope and good intentions at the beginning of the campaign, the soldiers are forced to confront the reality of fighting an elusive and vicious enemy in a city full of trapped civilians who are themselves fearful and suspicious of the army. And with victory in sight, tragedy strikes. When ISIS eventually capitulates, much of the city is destroyed, and the surviving soldiers are left haunted by what they have seen and done. Our screening will be held in partnership with Twitter at their London HQ. It will be followed by a Q&A with MOSUL director Olivier Sarbil and his co-director James Jones who will be talking to the BBC's Catrin Nye. There will be drinks available.

Comments
After reading the description I'm a little shocked. Let's not forget the Iraqi forces themselves have been brutal in their handling towards civilians including those from Mosul. One reason that IS even came about was because of the injustices committed by the Iraqi government. Then to glorify the Iraqi forces? I understand each individual has their reasons for joining and wanting revenge for what happened to their family but remember so do those people who join other groups - including IS.
Thanks to everyone that's joined this event : )) To anyone who's not yet bought tickets and wants to come do book early to avoid disappointment, we won't be selling any on the door...you can buy here:
Sorry I can't make this, sounds fascinating. I'm on tour x
Wish I could come but I'm in Nepal. Good luck.


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