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Canceled—It Will Be Chaos

film series: Displaced: Immigration Stories

  • Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

courtesy HBO Documentary Films

As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled this event. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.

Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo in person

It Will Be Chaos unfurls between Italy and the Balkan corridor against a background of the darkest European migrant crisis since World War II. Five years in the making, the cinema verité documentary tracks two refugee stories — that of Aregai, an Eritrean shipwreck survivor fleeing his country’s dictatorship, and that of Wael, who is about to embark on a life-threatening expedition to bring his Syrian wife and four children to safety in Germany. The film captures the mounting tensions between the newcomers and locals. It Will Be Chaos received a 2019 Emmy Award for best current affairs documentary. (Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, 2019, 93 minutes) Special thanks to HBO Documentary Films.