A free public screening of the 2017 documentary
film, "Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” will be presented
at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Stokes Auditorium in McNeese State
University’s Hardtner Hall as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season.
film chronicles Syria’s descent into unbridled chaos and the rise of ISIS. This
film is a gripping, insightful work that captures the Syrian War’s harrowing
carnage, political and social consequences and, most importantly, its human
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 attempts to flee Syria.
The New Yorker called the 2017 film an
"extraordinary…documentary” that "dramatizes the destruction of a society from
within that society.” The magazine also wrote that watching the movie "is not
an easy experience.”
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memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the
program or tickets, visit the Banners website at www.banners.org or call the Banners office at
Persons needing accommodations as
provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY,
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