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HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND RISE OF ISIS (NR)
1 hrs, 40 mins
RELEASE:
06/06/2017
CAST:
TBC
DIRECTOR:
Nick Quested, Sebastian Junger

TICKETS / Washington D.C. / E Street Cinema

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In the National Geographic documentary Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested, chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS. Pulling from nearly one thousand hours of stunningly visceral footage—from that of a family living under ISIS control that finally fled to Turkey, to Kurdish fighters in Sinjar and Shia militias in Iraq and even to al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in and around Aleppo and Raqqa—Junger and Quested cover the ISIS catastrophe from multiple angles and feature interviews with top experts from around the world. Consequently, the filmmakers, who previously collaborated on a trio of films about war (Restrepo, The Last Patrol, Korengal), capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most importantly, its human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the West’s role in the creation of ISIS. (Partially subtitled)

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