EXODUS / Dec. 28, 2016

 

Since 2011, millions of people have fled their homes in Syria and other countries besieged by violence, helping to fuel Europe’s largest refugee and migrant crisis since World War II.

At FRONTLINE, we’ve been reporting on this crisis, its causes and its impact for years.

Tonight, though, we’ll tell this story in a new way.

Exodus, our two-hour documentary premiering at a special time (9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST), draws on camera and smartphone footage filmed by refugees and migrants themselves — on sinking dinghies attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, inside the trucks of smugglers, and in the countries they hope to call home.

From a young Syrian man named Hassan who was once an English teacher in Damascus, to Isra’a, a Syrian girl who fled Aleppo with her family after her home was bombed, to Alaigie, a Gambian man who dreams of lifting his brothers and sisters out of poverty, tonight’s documentary is an unforgettable, first-hand look at the choices migrants and refugees face.

It’s vivid, gripping and impossible to forget. Newsday says it has “a deeply human touch” and gives it an A+. I hope you’ll watch. (Check your local PBS station for exact Exodus airtimes, or stream it online.)

Finally, as 2016 draws to a close, I want to thank you for supporting FRONTLINE in telling stories like this — year in, year out. All of us are deeply grateful.

Raney Aronson-Rath
Executive Producer, FRONTLINE

About David Robinson

REVISED: David Robinson is an Author and Journalist living in the mid-coast area of Maine. He is a Graduate and Alumni of the Brunswick Police Academy. He served as a JUROR seated on the Cumberland County, Maine, Grand Jury for the first four-month session of 2014. Publisher Robinson served 3 months of a 4-month sentence for Conspiracy to defraud the United States, at the FCI Berlin minimum security Satellite Camp in Berlin New Hampshire, as retaliation after he and a friend sued the IRS, unsuccessfully, for Unfair Trade Practices, under Title 15 of the US Code. +++ Maine Lawsuit Against The IRS: For Unfair Trade Practices (http://tinyurl.com/hm8gdls) +++ Failure to File & Conspiracy: United States vs. Messier & Robinson - No. 2:14-cr-00083-DBH (http://tinyurl.com/gwdyaps) +++ On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District Court of Maine / REPLY BRIEF OF ROBINSON (http://tinyurl.com/zyp9f3x) +++ Books by David E. Robinson (http://tinyurl.com/zrr9bxb)
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