The Common Good welcomed Bernard-Henri Lévy to discuss his film “The Battle of Mosul” and what is currently occurring in Mosul. This event was hosted by Nazee Moinain.
The film begins in October 17, 2016, in the middle of the Plain of Nineveh during the first day of the battle to liberate Mosul form the Islamic State. The film ends after the eastern half of the city has been liberated. Between these two dates. Bernard-Henri Lévy and his team made multiple excursions into the field. Whether in the company of the Kurds or the specials forces of the Iraqi Gold Division, they were present in the theater of operations at every crucial step in the battle. The film leaves several questions unanswered, such as: Will the liberation of Mosul spell the definitive defeat of ISIL?
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, activist, and filmmaker, and one of the most esteemed and bestselling writers in Europe. He had penned more than 30 books, including works of philosophy, fiction, and biography. Lévy has advised French presidents since François Mitterand and has served on diplomatic missions for the French Government.