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The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.
Mosul is a 2019 documentary thriller about the battle to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) from 2016-2017.
The film is the directorial debut from Daniel Gabriel, who worked in the region as a CIA counter-terrorism officer, and also produced the film. The film focuses on the intersecting narratives of the various Iraqi ethnic groups that were involved in the operation: Sunni tribesman, Shiite militias, Christian fighters, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The eyewitness footage was captured over nine months by a camera crew embedded with various units of the Iraqi forces. The film follows Iraqi journalist Ali Maula who is embedded with the militia, along with war widow Um Hanadi, and ISIS recruiter Nasser Issa. Others that appear in footage of Maula’s interviews include Captain Alaa Atah of the Iraqi Emergency Response Brigade and Sheikh “The Crocodile” Saleh.