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Peshmerga Documentary Screening at the United Nations

Image: "Peshmerga", directed by Bernard-Henri Lévy

France & UK Permanent Missions to the United Nations invite you to the screening of Peshmerga, with the participation of the film director Bernard-Henri Levy and the support of Thomas S. Kaplan.

From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the frontline that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Dae'sh'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.

Please note that guests who don’t have a UN badge must RSVP online (clearly indicating their first and last names). For security reasons, only registered guests will be allowed into the UN. An official picture ID will be requested to enter the UN.

Volunteers will welcome guests in front of the UN from 5.40pm. Doors open at 5.45pm. All guests must be seated at 6.15pm.


Directed by Bernard Henri-Lévy
Year: 2016
Duration: 92 min
> Tuesday, November 28, 6:30pm

Please find the invitation for this special screening below:

PDF icon Peshmerga Screening Invitation - United Nations