“Every person with an ounce of feeling in them should watch…” – Documentary Drive
“…a powerful look into devastated Syrian lives.”- Thru MagazineTORONTO (February 26, 2016) – CraveTV today announced it has exclusively acquired the new documentary 50 FEET FROM SYRIA, a gripping and timely snapshot in time that provides a glimpse into the plight of Syrian refugees and the human cost of one of the most brutal, dehumanizing conflicts in modern history. Launching Friday, March 4, and anchoring the CraveTV Documentaries Collection, the film from international distributor Hiltz Squared Media follows Syrian-born, American orthopedic surgeon Hisham Bismar who travels to the Turkish border to volunteer to operate on victims of the civil war. With a suitcase full of donated stainless steel bone implants, he arrives at a Turkish hospital ready for anything. What he finds is horror, chaos, and an ocean of refugees in need of medical care. 50 FEET FROM SYRIA is directed by Skye Fitzgerald for his production company Spin Films. “50 FEET FROM SYRIA is an important, powerful, and timely documentary that provides a very real perspective on the plight of Syrian refugees, a particularly important issue for Canadians,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. “This documentary is a poignant, topical masterpiece that highlights a major moment in world history,” said Hiltz Squared President Naomi Hiltz. Along with her brother Vice President Jonathan Hiltz, Naomi Hiltz represent the acclaimed documantary’s international sales, which extends to Israel, Brazil, Lithuania, Slovenia and a number of other worldwide territories. About the CraveTV Documentaries Collection: CraveTV’s Documentaries Collection features hundreds of today’s most though-provoking, compelling, and award-winning documentaries, including LISTEN TO ME MARLON, MURDER RAP, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST, the PARADISE LOST trilogy, and many more.
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