No Place on Earth
About The Film
NO PLACE ON EARTH tells the mesmerizing real-life account of Ukrainian Jews who hid in caves to escape the Nazis, in what became the longest recorded underground survival in human history.
While mapping one of the world’s largest cave systems in Western Ukraine, ex-NYC cop and explorer Chris Nicola discovers signs of human habitation: buttons, a house key, a woman’s dress shoe, names scrawled on a cave wall. He spent nearly a decade trying to verify the nearly-impossible-to-believe rumors purporting that a group of families descended underground and lived in pitch-black conditions for nearly a year and a half until liberated by the Soviet Army. Scrounging for food, water and supplies under constant threat of capture or entrapment, survivors recount their harrowing experiences while reenactments and archival footage further dramatize this amazing feat of endurance and ingenuity.
A production of The History Channel and directed by Emmy-winner Janet Tobias, NO PLACE ON EARTH was honored with the Documentary Audience Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION
A gourmet dessert reception will immediately follow the screening and is included in the $18 ticket price. Presented by Alon's Bakery and Market.
Film DetailsDirector: Janet Tobias
Country: Germany, United Kingdom, USA
Running Time: 81 min.
Subjects: Holocaust, Teens/Education, World War II