World release of feature documentary MOSUL

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

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

(LOS ANGELES, April, 1st, 2019) – The 43rd ClevelandInternational Film Festival will present the World Premiere of Dan Gabriel’s directorial debut, Mosul on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:40 pm at Tower City Cinemas. Director Dan Gabriel is scheduled to attend.

Mosul is a character-driven, feature-length documentary (1 hr 24 min). It is built around several characters from contrasting backgrounds and ideologies who we come to know over a period of time (Oct 2016-July 2017), as they play their respective roles in the battle to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS). The story is told as a journey into the heart of darkness, through the eyes of a small band of Iraqi filmmakers who navigate up the Tigris River, from Baghdad to Mosul, and ultimately come face to face with evil itself.

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.