THE WILL TO SEE Documentary Feature on Forgotten Wars

THE WILL TO SEE Documentary Feature on Forgotten Wars

An unflinching look at the most urgent humanitarian crises around the globe.

The Will To See

Powerful & Timely Documentary Feature on Forgotten Wars From Directors Bernard-Henri Lévy and Marc Roussel, Producer Kristina Larsen

An old-time war reporter, philosopher and writer, Bernard-Henri Lévy is sent, in the pandemic year 2020, by a group of newspapers (Paris MatchLa ReppublicaThe Wall Street Journal and others) to bear witness and report from hotspots around the world disrupted by war with the most challenging geopolitical disasters. From the trenches in Donbas, Ukraine and the resistance in the Panjshir Valley fighting the Taliban to the Kurdish fighters combating ISIS, the film is an unflinching look at the world’s most unreachable war zones and urgent humanitarian crises and has one message: pay attention and care for common humanity.

Read director Bernard-Henri Lévy’s new dispatch from Ukraine just published in The New Statesman.

Official Selection – Rome International Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Jewish Film Festival

Theatrical Release Details

Opens in New York – Friday, April 29

Quad Cinema
Director Bernard-Henri Lévy in-person for evening Q&A on 4/29.

Opens in Los Angeles – Friday, April 29
Landmark Westwood
Director Bernard-Henri Lévy in-person for evening Q&A on 4/30.

Opens in San Francisco – Friday, April 29
Landmark’s Opera Plaza
Director Bernard-Henri Lévy in-person for evening Q&A on 5/1.

Opens in Washington, DC – Friday, April 29
Landmark’s E Street Cinema
Director Bernard-Henri Lévy in-person for special
sneak preview screening and Q&A on 4/27.

WHO

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French philosopher, filmmaker, and the author of over 45 books. In addition to his books, he directed five documentary movies among which: Bosna! (filmed in 1993-1994, during the siege of Sarajevo), The Oath of Tobruk (his diary on the battlefield of the Libyan revolution and his documented efforts to convince Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron to intervene in the 2011 Libyan war), Peshmerga (a road-movie, filmed between July and November 2015, along the 1,000 kilometer frontline separating ISIS and the Kurds) and The Battle of Mosul (during the 2015-2016 fierce combat to liberate the so-called Caliphate’s capital, Lévy was embedded with the Kurds and, then, with the Iraqi Golden Division). Three of these films were Official Selections of the Cannes Film Festival. Lévy was one of the founders of the “New Philosophers” movement. A committed intellectual, he is known for his opposition to authoritarianism in its manifold forms and as a proponent of the “duty to intervene.”

A French photographer, director and journalist, Marc Roussel is also the founder of two film production companies and Orizon, a collective of photographers. Marc has directed many reporting features for television since the 1990s and created and produced numerous photo exhibitions and publications. He first met Bernard-Henri Lévy in 2001, following a series of articles by Lévy for Le Mondeon forgotten wars. Since then, they have often covered war zones together such as in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

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