added: Thu, Apr 13th '17
Award-winning journalist Sebastian Junger and acclaimed filmmaker Nick Quested, who previously work together on the 2010 Oscar-nominated Afghanistan War documentary "Restrepo," are back with a new hard-hitting investigative film called "Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS."
Produced for the National Geographic network, the 99-minute documentary takes an unflinching look at the complexities of the situation in Syria, recounting the grim events surrounding the current Syrian war and refugee crisis, as well as the political and social ramifications that continue to affect the world.
Edited together from nearly 1,000 hours of raw and uncut footage, "Hell on Earth" will be making its world premiere later this month at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It's also slated to air on National Geographic in June. Watch the newly-released trailer, above.
Oscar-winning filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested chronicle Syria's descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State. Pulling from nearly 1,000 hours of visceral footage, they capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the west's role in the creation of ISIS.
directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested
release date Tribeca Film Festival, 2017 -- June, 2017 (airing on National Geographic)