Homeland on Fire

Homeland on Fire

What if two warring superpowers invaded your country? What if your family was lined up against a wall to be shot? What if you were given a choice – join their armies or bullet in the brain? What would you do? Where would you go? In 1940’s Estonia, your choices were limited. Fathers were forced onto trains and deported to prison camps. Mothers and Children ran and hid in the forest. Sisters joined the resistance and tried to fight for freedom. Brothers were forced into opposing armies -- face to face in the battlefield. With orders to kill or die yourself -- What would you do? Amid the chaos and bloodshed of two warring factions, with bombs, rockets and artillery flying overhead, many chose to escape any way they could – via the sea, on bicycles and even on foot – traveling hundreds of miles across battlefields past rotting carcasses and barren fields, sick with hunger and burning shame while their homes behind them were torched in flames. These are the stories of those that got out. What they saw. What they went through. And how they triumphed in the end by SURVIVING -- a Homeland on Fire.