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SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS

Directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 99 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE HELL 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.

—Frédéric Boyer
Documentary
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight Documentary
  • Year:
    2017
  • Length:
    99 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, French, Kurdish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested
  • Screenwriter:
    Mark Monroe
  • Editor:
    Aaron Soffin
  • Composer:
    Joel Goodman
  • Executive Producer:
    Tim Pastore, Matt Renner
  • Producer:
    Nick Quested, Sebastian Junger
  • Co-Producer:
    Gretchen McGowan, Ahmed Barbary

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Shelby Kimlick
    MPRM
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Phone: 323 933 3399
    skimlick@mprm.com
  • Print Source
    Erin Griffin
    National Geographic
    Washington , DC 20036
    Phone: 202 912 6681
    Erin.Griffin@natgeo.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Cinetic Media
    Cinetic Media
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212 204 7979
    sales@cineticmedia.com
  • US Sales Contact
    John Sloss
    Cinetic Media
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212 204 7979
    sales@cineticmedia.com

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