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The Film

In a Mother-Teresa-meets-Indiana-Jones adventure, three middle-aged modern-day knights travel the world delivering life-saving humanitarian aid directly to civilians and doctors at the front lines of war. Their work takes them to some of the most dangerous yet beautiful places on Earth.

Meet Ed Artis, Jim Laws, and Walt Ratterman, three self-styled knights who form the core of a unique humanitarian aid organization called Knightsbridge International.

Led by the motto "High Adventure and Service to Humanity," they pay their own way to go into the heart of some of the most dangerous regions of the world, where death from landmines, bullets or bombs is as common as death from hunger, disease or the elements. As Sir Laws tells it, “We do what we can, when we can, because we can.”

Beyond the Call follows these three unlikely heroes to Afghanistan, Albania, Chechnya, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Rwanda, and the Philippines, into the heart of humanity in need when little, if any other, aid is around.

The Filmmaker

  1. Adrian BelicProducer/Director

Born in America of Czechoslovakian and Yugoslavian parents, Adrian Belic grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but spent many summers behind the “Iron Curtain” in Eastern Europe speaking the languages and living with family and friends. This unique cross-cultural upbringing sparked his curiosity about the way people view each other and the world around them. Listening late into the night to captivating stories from remarkable people both in the States and overseas drew him into the art of storytelling.

Belic and his brother, Roko, formed Wadi Rum Productions in 1995 and embarked on their first production, Genghis Blues, winner of the 1999 Sundance Audience Award, as well as many domestic and international film festival awards, and a 2000 Academy Award Nomination for Best Feature Documentary.