Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (2017)

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 producing partner, Nick Quested, chronicle… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 19, 2017
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Lorraine Ali
Los Angeles Times

The 100-minute film does a phenomenal job detangling the numerous scenarios that led to Syria's civil war and current bloodbath, dispelling the notion that this conflict is too complicated for those not versed on the Middle East to understand.

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Louis Proyect
Counterpunch.org

By far the best documentary on Syria to date. It deserves the widest audience given the urgent need for solidarity with a people who have been killed or displaced for demanding freedom.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

A mostly impressive array of experts ... adds to the merciless clarity of this tragic picture.

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Rich Phippen
HeyUGuys

Hell On Earth does more than enough to break it down for western audiences, employing a variety of video sources to reveal what it's like on the front line, unearthing footage from the everyday people forced to suffer a torrent of atrocities.

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Owen Gleiberman
Variety

"Hell on Earth" portrays the Syrian citizens, who live in a morass of civil war, with an emotional directness we can't turn away from, to the point that it's no longer possible to think of those citizens as "them." They are us, or could be.

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