Languages of SoCal Film Series | Mosul (Iraq 2019)

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Featured, Online/Virtual, Films

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Mosul, based on true events, is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team in Mosul, Iraq, that fought to retake the city from the Islamic State. The story centers around the SWAT team leader, Major Jase, who believably switches between killing IS fighters, urging his “sons” and comrades to drink water during their missions, and befriending a boy on a dirt road. He is the heart of the story, turning events into experiences seen through his own eyes and making the loss Iraqis have suffered—and the sliver of hope they hold onto for a better future—achingly palpable.


Register now to join our free film screening and discussion.


Join us for the second movie in our Languages of SoCal Mini-Series for Foreign Language Film Night, Spring 2021. Movie lovers can look forward to six international films free to the public, screened synchronously and followed by a discussion with guest speakers and SDSU faculty about cultural aspects of the film and their immigrant experiences. The discussion will last about 30 minutes and includes a Q&A open to all participants.


Event speakers:

Shak Hanish (Professor of Political Science, National University)

Ghadah Al Saadi (MSA/Iraqi instructor,Cuyamaca College & SDSU-LARC)

The Languages of SoCal Film Series is brought to you by the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University. They're partnering up with the San Diego Iraqi Community for this film. For any questions relating to this series and/or registering, please email Stacy Nyikos.

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