Screening of award-winning “Mosul” documentary

Panel with FPA President Harry Papachristou, film-makers James Jones and Olivier Sarbil, and journalist Nathalie Savaricas/photo credit:Yorgos Karahalis

 

 

 

The FPA had the pleasure to co-host the premiere of Olivier Sarbil’s award-winning documentary “Mosul” in Greece.

In a packed room, dozens of members of the FPA and the Frontline Freeline Register, a UK-based international journalists’ association, watched the film which depicts the battle to retake the Iraqi city from ISIS and how thousands of civilians were caught in the crossfire.

Q&A with audience from left to right: FPA president Harry Papachristou, producer James Jones, director Olivier Sarbil, journalist Nathalie Savaricas / photo credit:Yorgos Karahalis

In the Q&A that followed, Sarbil and co-director James Jones shared their experiences of working in war zones such as Mosul and discussed the challenges of completing such a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

Following the screening, FPA members had the opportunity to meet members of the Frontline Freeline Register, a new and growing part of the international journalistic community in Athens. They are video-journalists and photographers who have recently moved here from nearby countries in which conditions for independent journalism have deteriorated.

Mr Hindreen Mustafa, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Iraqi embassy in Greece also attended the screening which was held at the Bios Romantso cultural center on 27 November 2017.