HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS
Directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick QuestedFEATURE DOCUMENTARY99 MinutesWorld Premiere
FILM GUIDEHELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS
Chronicling Syria’s descent into unbridled chaos and the rise of ISIS, this gripping and insightful work captures the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most importantly, its human toll. Academy Award® nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and Emmy® Award-winning producer Nick Quested untangle these complex issues to create an informative and compelling documentary, edited from almost 1,000 hours of footage. Personal stories of survival and tragedy follow an extended family in their desperate attempts to flee Syria. The filmmakers take the viewer inside the aggression with gripping footage of Kurdish fighters in Sinjar, Shia militias in Iraq and even al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in and around Aleppo and Raqqa. With keen insight from top experts from around the world, we watch as the story continues to unfold day to day.
Sebastian Junger is a best-selling author, an award-winning journalist and critically acclaimed filmmaker. His debut film, Restrepo, was nominated for an Academy Award® and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Nick Quested is the EP for Restrepo and producer of Which Way is the Front Line From Here (nominated for a PGA Award). Quested is the Executive Director and owner of Goldcrest.
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