Double Bill Screening: The Battle for Iraq & Hunting ISIS + Q&A
We are delighted to present a double bill screening of two short documentaries from PBS Frontline, The Battle for Iraq (33′) and Hunting ISIS (24′). This screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Joshua Baker and Olivier Sarbil, chaired by David Loyn, freelance writer, journalist and former BBC foreign correspondent.
PBS Frontline and The Guardian present THE BATTLE FOR IRAQ
Iraqi forces have been trying to oust Isis since October but they must fight among, protect and win over the many thousands of civilians in Mosul. In this groundbreaking documentary from director Joshua Baker, made in collaboration with PBS’s Frontline and The Guardian, Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journeys into the heart of the battle remove ISIS from Iraq to find out what it will mean for the future of his country. However, the war decides to come to him.
Directed by: Joshua Baker (@JoshBakerTV)
Reporter: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Emmy Award Winning Journalist
Executive Produced by: Dan Edge and Mustafa Khalili
Edited by: Gary Beelders
PBS Frontline, in association with Channel 4, presents HUNTING ISIS
French filmmaker Olivier Sarbil spent six weeks embedded with soldiers from the 1st Battalion, a special unit of Iraq’s elite Golden Division, who are spearheading the battle against ISIS in Mosul. Hunting ISIS follows the dramatic journey the soldiers take as they push deeper and deeper into the city, facing fierce resistance from snipers, suicide bombers and shellfire. The film shows the challenges the soldiers face as they hunt for ISIS fighters who are hiding among the local population and provides a very intimate view of the brutal battle through the eyes of the men who are fighting to free Iraq.
Filmed and Directed by: Olivier Sarbil (@oliviersarbil)
Senior Producers: Dan Edge, James Jones
Edited by: Todd Downing
Managing Editor: Andrew Metz
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath