On Monday, May 15th, the United Nations Correspondents Association hosted an exclusive film screening with filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested on their recent documentary entitled “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS”.
The film will be released theatrically in NY and LA on May 19 and air globally on National Geographic starting June 11.
See the trailer and additional information below.
From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning producing partner, Nick Quested, the film chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS. Pulling from nearly 1,000 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 the war in Afghanistan (“Restrepo,” “The Last Patrol” and “Which Way is the Front Line From Here”), capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most important, its human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the west’s role in the creation of ISIS.
Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS will be released theatrically in NY and LA on May 19, and air globally on National Geographic starting June 11.
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