An epic, yet intimate portrait of the human consequences of the refugee crisis spanning the Mediterranean, "It Will Be Chaos" unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, focusing on two unforgettable refugee stories of human strength. Eritrean survivor Aregai, trapped in the Italian faltering immigration system, goes underground to reach Northern Europe. Through his journey, intercut with the road trip to Germany of a Syrian family, the clash between the newcomers and the locals escalates in real time.
USA, 93 mins, 2018
“Harrowing and timely, [...] it’s one of the more disturbing depictions yet of a crisis that has placed strain on both refugees and the locals receiving them.” - GUARDIAN U.S.
“A compelling and immediate portrait of the refugee crisis that kept us riveted throughout. The mixture of access and empathy […] is remarkable and left a lasting impression.”
-SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Selection Committee
'This beautifully executed 90-minute documentary […] explores the micro and macro implications of the refugee crisis, the global imbalance of wealth, and the politics of immigration through the personal plight of asylum seekers.” - LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Sympathetic both to those who take enormous risks to keep their families safe and to the unprepared hosts who must decide how to deal with them [...] the sober doc puts viewers in refugees' shoes; an intimate look at the personal ordeals behind migration crisis statistics..”