VICE Media | Watch & Learn: Taking Back Iraq and Lost Generation
Where: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W. 62nd St.
212-875-5000 Price: Free
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Get a fresh perspective on today’s most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of the great minds behind VICE.
Taking Back Iraq
Hosted by Aris Roussinos
The city of Mosul has been central in the war to defeat Islamic State. In 2014, Iraqi troops surrendered Iraq’s second largest city to Islamic State, who in turn declared an Islamic caliphate and used the city as a base for operations in the region. Last October, a U.S. supported coalition of Iraqi and Kurdish troops announced a long-awaited offensive to retake the city. VICE correspondent Aris Roussinos embedded with Iraqi forces on the road to Mosul as they began their assault on Islamic State’s last stronghold in Iraq.
Hosted by Isobel Yeung
Iraq has one of the youngest populations of any country in the world. The majority of people living there today have grown up in the shadow of the 2003 invasion, knowing nothing but war and chaos. With Islamic State seemingly on the verge of defeat in the country, the question of what happens next is far from certain. VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung travels to Iraq to see what the future looks like through the eyes of the youth.
The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
Featured guests include:
Beverly Chase, Senior Producer, VICE on HBO (moderator)
Joe Langford, Editor of Lost Generation
David McDougall, Producer of Lost Generation
This event is presented in collaboration with New America.
New America is a national think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. In its New York hub, it brings together big ideas, policy innovation, and lively public conversations to curate, connect, catalyze, and communicate the new America that is emerging beyond the Beltway to connect government to ideas, ideas to action, and citizens to government.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.