Last Men in Aleppo

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • Denmark
  • Syria
Runtime
104min
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The White Helmets are struggling to keep it together. Aleppo is close to collapsing, the last months of the city’s life, as we know it. People are constantly put their life at risk. How do they deal with their fear of death?

After 5 years of War in Syria the remaining 350.000 citizens of Aleppo are preparing themselves for a siege. Through the volunteers from The White Helmets we experience daily life, death and struggle in the streets of Aleppo. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud are founding members of The White Helmets and are the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life. They have chosen to stay in Aleppo in order to save their people during the never ending siege.

A lot of lives including many small children and infants are lost during the bombings. But every day is also a dilemma and a conflict for the men - should they stay and risk death themselves or should they try and get out and save their own families like so many others?

The film is collaboration with Aleppo Media Center which contains an extraordinary story of real heroes in a massive human tragedy played out right in front of a numb international society.

The film won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Last Men in Aleppo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Feras Fayyad
  • Cinematography
    Fadi Al Halabi
  • Editing
    Steen Johannessen, Michael Bauer
  • Music
    Karsten Fundal
  • Runtime
    104 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Denmark
    • Syria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Sundance Film Festival 2017
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2017
    • One World 2018
  • Awards
    • World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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