Life in Italy is thrown into a tailspin when refugees arrive by the thousands and the locals are left to fend for themselves. 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. Slated to air on HBO on World Refugee Day, “It Will Be Chaos” goes beyond statistics to illustrate the impossible decisions people and communities face daily with the ongoing Mediterranean refugee crisis, underscoring the imperative—increasingly less considered with the rise of right-wing populism—for unified international efforts to mitigate this tragedy.
In Italian, Tigrinya, Arabic, English, with English subtitles.