Groundbreaking feature documentary MOSUL to hold special screening in Washington, D.C.

"For the nation to endure, a city must die"

The battle to reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS).

(Arlington, VA ) MOSUL will project a special screening on the prestigious George Washington University on Friday May 7, 2019. The groundbreaking and vibrant story from a team of Iraqi war correspondents is set to stun audiences around the world. Through a small band of Iraqi filmmakers, the film takes its audience on a thrilling journey into the heart of darkness - up the Tigris River, from Baghdad to Mosul, and ultimately coming face to face with the poisonous ideology that will leave a country in ruins.

MOSUL’s unprecedented footage showcases the progression of the battle through the journey of multiple characters from contrasting backgrounds and ideologies who all have a significant role in the fight to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS). Despite declarations of victory over ISIS by the Iraqi and U.S. governments, MOSUL is a timely reminder of an unimaginable reality: Even though their dreams of a Caliphate lie in tatters, ISIS’ destructive ideology and brutal campaign of murder still poses an existential threat to Iraq and the region. Many of the characters featured in MOSUL remain very much in the fight against ISIS, as they now struggle to rebuild their homes and families. MOSUL is a character-driven, feature-length documentary (1 hr 24 min). (

About Daniel Gabriel (Director and Executive Producer)

Daniel Gabriel is the Executive Producer and creative direction behind MOSUL. His knowledge and deep understanding of the region and its politics began while he was working as a CIA counterterrorism officer in 2003, eventually completing six tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After his time with the CIA, Dan’s interest in filmmaking led him to complete a graduate certificate program in Filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (2013), and in Producing (2014) at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. This is his debut film.

Screeners available to the members of media upon request.



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