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Nowhere is the human toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war more brutally manifest than in the lives of Aleppo’s “White Helmets”—first responders to the devastating bombing and terrorist attacks that have pushed this city to the brink of collapse. Volunteers Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi rush toward bomb sites while others run away. They search through collapsed buildings for the living and dead. Contending with fatigue, dwindling ranks, and concerns for their families’ safety, they must decide whether to stay or to flee a city in ruins.
An unforgettable portrait of reluctant heroes, Last Men in Aleppo employs a strict vérité approach but unfolds like a classical tragedy...
DIRECTEUR: FERAS FAYYAD
Writer & Director Feras Fayyad
Cinematography Fadi Al Halabi, Thaer Mohamad
Editor Feras Fayyad, Michael Bauer, Steen Johannessen
Music Karsten Fundal
Cast Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar, Abu Husain, Abu Walid, Abu Omar, Isra, Abu Yusuf, Ahmad, Abu Sabih
Sound Morten Groth Brandt
Source Rise and Shine