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

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A look at the current state of Syria amidst war and chaos in 2017, featuring stories of survival and observations by political experts from around the world.

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Mark Monroe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Ghaith Abdul-Ahad ... Himself - Journalist
Amr Al-Azm Amr Al-Azm ... Himself - Middle East Institute (as Dr. Amr Al-Azm)
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ... Himself - Leader, ISIS
Tareq Al-Hashemi Tareq Al-Hashemi ... Himself - Former Iraqi Vice President
Abdul Jabbar Al-Oqaidi Abdul Jabbar Al-Oqaidi ... Himself - Colonel, Free Syria Army (as Col. Abdul Jabbar Al-Oqaidi)
Zaidoun Al-Zoabi Zaidoun Al-Zoabi ... Himself
Mahmoud Al Basha Mahmoud Al Basha ... Himself (as Mahmoud Al-Basha)
Peter Bergen Peter Bergen ... Himself - National Security Analyst, CNN
Matthew Bogdanos Matthew Bogdanos ... Himself - District Attorney, Manhattan, NY (as Col. Matthew Bogdanos)
Peter Bouckaert Peter Bouckaert ... Himself - Emergencies Director, Human Rights Watch
Paul Bremer Paul Bremer ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
David Cameron David Cameron ... Himself - British Prime Minister (archive footage)
Sarah Chayes Sarah Chayes ... Herself
Alain Chouet Alain Chouet ... Himself - Director, French Security Intelligence Service
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A look at the current state of Syria amidst war and chaos in 2017, featuring stories of survival and observations by political experts from around the world.

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Rated R for some disturbing violent images | See all certifications »
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USA

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English | French | Arabic | Kurdish

Release Date:

11 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krieg und Terror - In der Hölle Syriens See more »

Filming Locations:

Qayara, Iraq See more »

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While Nick Quested served as the point person in the field and filmed most of the interviews himself, Sebastian Junger mostly stayed stateside and provided logistical and creative input. See more »

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Robin Yassin Kassab: There are 12 million homeless Syrians now, five million of them are outside the country and an increasing number are making the desperate journey across the sea.
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The lack of Kurds' struggle against ISIS
17 June 2017 | by metin_romSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, the role of the Kurds is not mentioned in the film. One can not make a documentary about Syrias civil war and Isis without telling the Kurds part in it. It does not get any good, no matter how good it is. The documentary is very well made, but as mentioned, it does not cover the whole story, espousely when it comes to the crack on ISIS.


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