No Place on Earth

, 2012

“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