or


[08/15/12 - 08:05 AM]
History(R) Announces "No Place on Earth" from History Films(TM) in Collaboration with Sierra/Tango Productions
The documentary will premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, September 10.

[via press release from History]

HISTORY(R) ANNOUNCES "NO PLACE ON EARTH" FROM HISTORY FILMS(TM) IN COLLABORATION WITH SIERRA/TANGO PRODUCTIONS

TO SURVIVE THE NAZI TERROR OF WWII A GROUP OF JEWISH FAMILIES FROM UKRAINE ATTEMPT TO SAVE THEIR OWN LIVES BY HIDING IN A PITCH BLACK CAVE... PREMIERING SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

New York, NY, August 15, 2012 - HISTORY, in collaboration with Sierra/Tango Productions, announces the world premiere of the documentary NO PLACE ON EARTH at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th. This is a dramatic, true story of survival under the harshest and most unfathomable conditions, with a daily threat of death literally feet away. It's a story that was kept hidden within the survivors' families for five decades.

In 1942, five desperate Jewish families (38 people) escaped the Nazis by descending into a muddy hole near where they lived in southwest Ukraine. They would have no idea that the pitch-black cave they discovered would be their home for nearly a year. When the cave dwellers finally emerged they were greeted by a blinding sun that some of the children had forgotten existed.

NO PLACE ON EARTH will tell the amazing adventure story of the longest recorded underground survival in human history.

In 1993, cave explorer Chris Nicola was mapping one of the world's most extensive horizontal cave systems with a group of elite Ukrainian cavers. He discovered unusual objects: buttons, shoes, a grinding stone, even a rusty, old house key. Over the next 9 years, Nicola pieced together a most unbelievable story: with no gear or training, a desperate group had lived in this cave for months on end, and survived.

In what is now known as Priest's Grotto, the families created refuge in an unbelievably hostile environment. They were lead by family matriarch Esther Stermer, whose fierce resolve kept the underground community in tact. The heroes were teenage boys and young men in their 20s who put their lives on the line every time they had to venture out to chop firewood and collect food and essential supplies. What they accomplished is remarkable, in a region where less than 5% of the Jews survived, the 38 who went in to Priest's Grotto in May, 1943, came out alive in April 1944 as the Russians liberated the area. In 2010, four of those young heroes, now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s journeyed back to Ukraine with their grandchildren, to enter the cave for the first time in 66 years.

Returning to the Ukraine are:

· Saul Stermer, now 92. Saul was in his early 20s during the war. The middle Stermer brother, he was the young engineering brains in the cave. To this day, he still goes to work at his successful construction company.

· Sam Stermer, Saul's younger brother, now 85, was a teenager in the cave. He was the cave lookout for his two older brothers, helping them in any way he could.

· The Stermer brother's nieces Sonia and Sima, now 78 and 73. Sonia and Sima were small girls in the cave. They never once left Priest's Grotto cave during their survival odyssey, remaining for 344 uninterrupted days underground in what is the longest sustained underground survival recorded by any group.

· Chris Nicola, the cave explorer and investigator who unearthed the story, is their guide on this incredible journey.

This remarkable story is told through a visual combination of adventure cave exploration, dramatic re-enactments, and verite. It's not only one of the most spectacular untold stories of its time; it's an adventure story of amazing triumph in the face of most unbelievable odds for any time.

NO PLACE ON EARTH is produced by HISTORY's film arm HISTORY FILMS(TM) in collaboration with Sierra/Tango Productions. The film is directed by Janet Tobias - Emmy award winning director/producer (CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Primetime Live, NBC Dateline, ABC Nightline, PBS Frontline, PBS Life 360). Cinematographers are Cesar Charlone (City of God, Constant Gardener, Blindness), Edu Grau (A Single Man, Buried, Arthur Newman) and Peter Simonite (Friday Night Lights and Tree of Life). Editors are Deidre Slevin (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Gaudi Afternoon) and Claus Wehlisch (Cloud Atlas, The Three Musketeers). Producers are Janet Tobias, Rafael Marmor (Blue Blood), Paul Laikin and Susan Barnett. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Susan Werbe, Molly Thompson and David McKillop.

About HISTORY Films

HISTORY Films(R) is the feature documentary production arm of HISTORY(R) and seeks to bring cinematic stories by outstanding independent filmmakers to the widest possible audience. HISTORY Films seeks dramatic non-fiction films about extraordinary people and those singular moments in our past, present and future that stand out forever, demonstrating that History is Made Every Day. The HISTORY Films roster includes to date: The Emmy(R) nominated PAGE ONE (2011) (Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media); Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's MAGIC TRIP (2011) (with The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures); COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (2010) (with Magnolia and Participant); and CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (2010) (produced with Creative Differences and C4). Visit HISTORY at www.history.com.





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[04/22/18 - 08:48 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Demo Honors with NASCAR, NHL
Said duo leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/21/18 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "MasterChef Junior" Claim Top Demo Spot
The network edges both CBS and NBC in a tight race among adults 18-49.

[04/20/18 - 09:15 PM]
"Grey's" Goes for 15 - ABC Renews Its Longest-Running Primetime Drama for a Historic 15th Season
"'Grey's Anatomy' has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way," said Channing Dungey.

[04/20/18 - 01:08 PM]
Noah Emmerich Has Been Cast as "Dan Peleg" in "The Spy"
"The Spy" is a Netflix limited series exploring Eli Cohen's (Sacha Baron Cohen) role as a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s.

[04/20/18 - 01:04 PM]
Sarah Jeffery Returns as Audrey in "Descendants 3"
Directed by Emmy(R) and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega, "Descendants 3," a Disney Channel Original Movie, begins production next month for a 2019 premiere.

[04/20/18 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Junior's "Muppet Babies" Grows to New Series Highs
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, April 13.

[04/20/18 - 10:58 AM]
"Detroiters" Returns for Season Two with Back-to-Back Episodes on Thursday, June 21 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The Comedy Central series stars real-life best friends and Detroit natives Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson as small-time ad men in the Motor City.

[04/20/18 - 09:22 AM]
MTV and Gunpowder & Sky Announce New Series "Too Stupid to Die" Premiering June 2018
"'Too Stupid to Die' is the right kind of show and characters who fit our coming of age strategy that's driving MTV's growth," said Chris McCarthy.

[04/20/18 - 09:05 AM]
Mobile Game "Broad City: High Score" Available for Download Today
Fans can navigate their way through New York, playing a series of rapid-fire, skill-challenging mini-games inspired by hilarious moments from the show.

[04/20/18 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Surge from ABC, "Scandal" Finale
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/18 - 08:07 AM]
"The Great American Read," A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America's 100 Favorite Novels
The series, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/20/18 - 08:06 AM]
"Friday Night Lights" Now Streaming on Hulu
Fans can now head to Hulu to watch every episode of the acclaimed series, and relive their favorite moments from Coach Taylor & Tami, as well as all of the Dillon High School football team.

[04/20/18 - 08:02 AM]
Season Three of "David Tutera's Celebrations" Returns with All New Episodes Friday, April 27 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
With new hires to watch over, and new celebrity clients including Zendaya, Heidi and Spencer Pratt, and Buddy Valastro, the event planner extraordinaire has his hands full.

[04/20/18 - 07:27 AM]
Video: Light Up This 4/20 with Season 2 of IFC's "Brockmire"
The show's season premiere, "The Getaway Game," is now available to watch on various platforms in advance of its linear debut.

[04/20/18 - 07:19 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils Trailer for "Safe," As Michael C. Hall Returns to Television in Harlan Coben's Crime Thriller
After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him.