In this fiction documentary hybrid, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Etgar Keret’s life.
No Place on Earth
“Let those who think they’ve heard every inspiring tale of survival see this film.” — The Hollywood Reporter
In 1942, 38 men, women and children slid down into a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge as Ukranian authorities began rounding up Jewish citizens. These families were forced to huddle in the belly of the earth — with no food or water — in an effort to wait out the war in conditions beyond human imagination. Their story was unearthed in 1993 when caving enthusiast, and former New York City cop Chris Nicola, made a startling discovery. An astonishing testament to human resilience, No Place on Earth brilliantly recreates the families’ time inside their subterranean hideaway — the vermin, the lack of oxygen, the darkness, the primal fear — including remarkable scenes as Chris Nicola leads four of the remaining elderly survivors, now in their 80s and 90s, back to the cave.
83 min / English
Director — Janet Tobias
Category — Triumph of the Spirit