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Just Reel Films: No Place on Earth
~~No Place On Earth
October 1942 - Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, along with some family members and a group of other families, seek asylum underground to evade being caught by pursuing Nazis. They remain hidden below for nearly a year and a half - the longest recorded uninterrupted underground survival occurrence. Their story is unearthed by accident when cave explorer, Chris Nicola, stumbles upon remnants left behind by the cave dwellers. Through extensive research and determination, Nicola locates a few of the survivors and has them share their incredible story of strength and perseverance. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told. It was life...like NO PLACE ON EARTH.
The series is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring cans of food as well as new toys and school supplies, which will be donated to such community organizations as All Faiths Food Bank, Toys for Tots and Title 1 schools.
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violent images)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed by: Janet Tobias
Written by: Janet Tobias, Paul Laikin
Runtime: 81 minutes