3rd Place, "Mosul Liberated" by Rasmus Flindt Pedersen
On 16th October 2016, a coalition of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces launch Operation ‘We are coming, Nineveh’, the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul and the surrounding area from ISIS. Nine months later Mosul is declared liberated. An AP report estimates that upwards of 11,000 civilians have been killed during the war, and according to the International Organisation for Migration, more than 800,000 people have fled their homes. The series was shot over the course of 16 days, during two separate trips to Mosul in January/February 2017 and June/July 2017 in order to document the war to liberate Mosul from ISIS.