Premium cable operator HBO has shared with realscreen an exclusive trailer ahead of the June 18 premiere of Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo’s feature-length migrant crisis documentary It Will Be Chaos.
The project, from HBO Documentary Films, looks at the escalating refugee crisis unfolding throughout Europe through the eyes of refugees from Eritrea and Syria. The film follows Aregai Mehari, an Eritrean refugee who survived a shipwreck off Lampedusa, Italy, as he heads to Northern Europe after being trapped in Italy’s faltering immigration system, and also examines the plight of local Italians who are left to cope with the overwhelming influx of newcomers while facing their own economic woes. Additionally, the doc traces a Syrian family’s journey to Germany in search of asylum.
The 93-minute documentary world premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, will next screen at the Berkshire International Film Festival on June 2, followed by AFI Docs on June 14.
It Will Be Chaos will make its television broadcast debut across HBO on June 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with an encore presentation on June 20, World Refugee Day.
Check out an exclusive trailer below: