Nat Geo ‘Hell On Earth’ Premieres on June 11th
In National Geographic Documentary Films’ 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 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 (“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.
We love this film because the filmmakers just gave us the facts; no blatant attempt to pull at our heart, they simply showed the reality of what is happening in Syria. In today’s news so many stories are either told very one sided or much key information is left out and these filmmakers stayed on the course of sharing facts and showing the audience real day to day existence of a truly troubled region. We are grateful for the risks they took in bringing this film for all to see, so please take a moment and watch ‘Hell On Earth’.
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#HellOnEarth premieres Sunday, June 11 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel.