Mr. Lévy is a French philosopher and one of the most esteemed and bestselling writers in Europe. He is the author of over 30 books, including works in philosophy, fiction, and biography. In February 2016, he published the new essay “L’Esprit du Judaïsme”. He is a columnist for Le Point, El Pais, Corriere della Sera, The WorldPost, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many others.
Mr. Lévy gained renown for his documentary film about the Bosnian conflict “Bosna!” (1994). After starting his career as a war reporter for Combat, the legendary newspaper founded by Albert Camus during the Nazi occupation of France, Mr. Lévy founded the New Philosophers group. His 1977 book “Barbarism with a Human Face” launched an unprecedented controversy over the European left’s complicity with totalitarianism.
In June 2016, he released a new documentary “Peshmerga”. This "war movie" (Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016) was filmed, from early July to late November 2015, along the 1000 kilometers of frontline separating the Iraqi Kurds from the Islamic State.
Then, in March 2017, his new documentary film “The Battle of Mosul” is about the fighting that took place, between October and January, in Iraq.