Washington, D.C. --The world-renowned French philosopher, filmmaker and prolific author Bernard-Henri Lévy's presents his new documentary film, The Will to See, in Washington DC on April 27 at 7:30 PM at the E Street Cinema.

Lévy has been one of the strongest global supporters of Ukraine for many years. He addressed the enormous crowds on the Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 and 2015; he represented President Francois Hollande at the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar commemorations; he met President Zelensky on several occasions; he embedded with the Ukrainian military in Donbass in 2020 and has been back and forth countless times encouraging the heroic Ukrainian people in their fight for democracy.

This special evening:

The evening will serve as a rallying call to Stand with Ukraine. Lévy just returned from Kyiv, Odessa, Bucha, Irpin, Borodjanka and other villages ravaged by this terror and will be sharing his perspectives from the ground in the discussion following the film. (Read more: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/homage-to-borodyanka)

Representatives from Razom for Ukraine https://razomforukraine.org/ will speak and donations to this worthy organization will be encouraged. Razom has launched an impressive emergency response since the start of the war, delivering emergency life-saving medical supplies and organizing evacuations. Razom is dedicated to building a prosperous Ukraine by increasing civic engagement and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians around the world.

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Synopsis of The Will to See:

The film follows Lévy in 2020 when he was sent by a group of international newspapers to report from countries around the world disrupted by war and the most challenging geopolitical disasters, yet no one was paying attention. 

During this fraught year, Lévy met with President Zelenskyy and was embedded with Ukrainian forces in the trenches of the Donbas region. 

He traveled to Nigeria’s Christian villages being decimated by the Boko Haram tribes, to General Mazlum Kobane’s bunker in Syrian Kurdistan and the caves where ISIS still operates in Iraqi Kurdistan. 

He spent time with Ahmad Massoud, son of his old friend the late Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley before the Taliban take-over.  

He traveled to Lesbos, Bangladesh, Somalia and Libya as well chronicling the misery of the refugee camps and dangers from terrorist groups.  

His film has one message: pay attention and care for common humanity. Now more than ever.