The World Premiere of MOSUL took stage at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). Every year, CIFF promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. The annual festival is a and MOSUL had the great privilege of displaying its project in front of a highly qualified group of individuals who deeply knowledgable about the film industry. CIFF only presents the newest and best films from around the world, so the MOSUL team was highly humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of the showings.
The producers of the groundbreaking documentary, MOSUL, came together on April 26, 2019, with one major goal: to celebrate the bravery of war correspondents and their selfless commitment to tell the hidden stories of the darkest territories of war because if it is not for the many who venture to these dangerous places we may never know the truth behind what it takes to fight for “victory”. The lovely host, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Nominated & Emmy Winning Actress, also an Iranian-American woman joined the group of exceptional journalists to her insight on her personal fight for the freedom of speech. Today, many countries still suffer the deprivation of free speech but in America it our duty and responsibility to practice the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Let us continue to advocate for those who seek to share hard truths.
In addition to the fact that Dan Gabriel is the director and producer of the feature film documentary, MOSUL, he is a George Washington University Alumnus. On May 7, 2019, MOSUL was privileged to be screened in Washington D.C. followed by a post Q & Q where audience members had the opportunity to personally ask Dan Gabriel; Ali Sada, founder of the IRFAD; and Jens Dakin, and international strategic communications specialist. The panel was moderated by Steven Levingston, a media and public and international affairs professor as GW.
MOSUL was privileged to be screened on May 21, 2019 at the prestigious Tampa Theater followed by a post Q & Q where audience members had the opportunity to personally ask Dan Gabriel; Ali Sada, founder of the IRFAD; and Jens Dakin, international strategic communications specialist; and Wil Okken, combat medic. The panel was moderated by Steven Levingston, a media and public and international affairs professor as GW.