Part One: This 2-part series follows River Hagg as he travels to war-torn Syria, in hopes of documenting stories of the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. He finds a medical unit of ... See full summary »
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Part One: This 2-part series follows River Hagg as he travels to war-torn Syria, in hopes of documenting stories of the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. He finds a medical unit of foreign volunteers as they provide aid to civilians, YPG fighters and ISIS. Part two: The volunteers continue to push with the YPG to the ISIS defended city of Manbij, Syria. River hears news from home and plans his exit. The team is granted access to the front lines and they find themselves on dangerous ground, surrounded by ISIS.

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11 November 2017 (USA)  »

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Ricky Schroder and River O'Mahoney Hagg met and traveled together to Afghanistan to film and produce the Documentary series, The Fighting Season. See more »

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Breathtaking, agonizing, infuriating, heartbreaking
12 November 2017 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure I have words to express the plethora of emotions I experienced while watching this harrowing documentary. It makes all those GoPro videos of sky divers and wave riders seem utterly ridiculous. Think of all the found footage/point of view movies you've seen. At first, your brain won't let you believe this is real life. Eventually, you come to realize it is real, and the horror of war is upon you, in your face and in your brain. This is happening OUT THERE right now, as you sit in front of your computer screen or on your phone, there are people fighting, and dying, and we are getting a front row seat to the insanity.

I am not sure how I feel about River Rainbow. Is he a hero for developing this project, for the work he did, for the lives he saved? Or is he a jerk for leaving his family, his long suffering wife, and his babies, forcing them to fend for themselves while he chased his dream? I figure he's a little of both. In the end, this documentary is jaw dropping and awe inspiring. It's a must-see. A must-talk-about- afterwards. A piece of work that makes you realize how shameful complaining about the traffic is or how cool it is to have the new $1000 iPhone. Watch this documentary, and let it sink into your bones. The feeling won't soon go away, and truthfully, it shouldn't.

Well done, sir. Well done.


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