Monday, May 13, 2019


PETER MORICI served as Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission from 1993 to 1995. He is an economist and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and a widely published national columnist. He is the five time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award. Follow him on Twitter @PMorici1. 




Arlington, VA – Two Rivers Pictures will release MOSUL on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The groundbreaking and vibrant story from a team of Iraqi war correspondents is set to stun audiences around the world. Through a small band of Iraqi filmmakers, the film takes its audience on a thrilling journey into the heart of darkness – up the Tigris River, from Baghdad to Mosul, and ultimately coming face to face with the poisonous ideology that will leave a country in ruins. MOSUL’s unprecedented footage showcases the progression of the battle through the journey of multiple characters from contrasting backgrounds and ideologies who all have a significant role in the fight to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS). Despite declarations of victory over ISIS by the Iraqi and U.S. governments, MOSUL is a timely reminder of an unimaginable reality: Even though their dreams of a Caliphate lie in tatters, ISIS’ destructive ideology and brutal campaign of murder still poses an existential threat to Iraq and the region. Many of the characters featured in MOSUL remain very much in the fight against ISIS, as they now struggle to rebuild their homes and families. MOSUL is a character-driven, feature-length documentary (1 hr 24 min). (

DANIEL GABRIEL is the Executive producer and creative direction behind MOSUL. His knowledge and deep understanding of the region and its politics began while he was working as a CIA counterterrorism officer in 2003, eventually completing six tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After his time with the CIA, Dan’s interest in filmmaking led him to complete graduate work in Filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (2013), and in Producing (2014) at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. This is his debut film.