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by Bernard-Henri Lévy


From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the front line that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Daesh's troupes. From this journey, comes a logbook in images that offers a privileged view of a war that is unfinished but whose stakes are of global importance. In close quarters with the Peshmergas, these Kurdish fighters who show unfailing determination in their fight against obscurantism and jihadi fundamentalism, the film takes us from the heights of Mosul to the heart of the Sinjar Mountains passing on the way via the last Christian monasteries threatened with destruction. Many remarkable characters make their mark on this account, men and women of an ilk one rarely encounters .


92 mins


France, Iraq

Kurdish, Arabic, English, French




Directed by Bernard-Henri Lévy

With the assistance of Gilles Hertzog and Aziz Othman

Produced by François Margolin - Margo Cinema

Camera Crew: Ala Hoshyar Tayyeb, Olivier Jacquin, Camille Lotteau

Editing: Camille Lotteau

Sound: Antoine Bailly, Jean-Daniel Bécache, Thomas Fourel

Original Music: Nicolas Ker, Jean-Fabien Dijoud, Henri Graetz

With the support of KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government)

Coproduced with ARTE FRANCE CINEMA

In collaboration with CANAL PLUS and ARTE FRANCE