Sun 6/11: Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (Nat Geo)
Sebastian Junger has never been one to take shelter from the most provocative and dangerous stories of our day. For his latest project, the Academy Award–nominated journalist takes viewers through the unbridled chaos within Syria and the rise of ISIS, with use of gripping footage taken on the ground and interviews from top experts. Viewers will see Kurdish fighters in Sinjar, Shia militias in Iraq, and even al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in and around Aleppo and Raqqa. But the documentary is not just about the war’s harrowing carnage, but also the political strife, social consequences, and the human toll.