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The White Helmets (2016)

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As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Feature adaptation of the 2016 documentary, 'The White Helmets', about volunteers for the Syrian Civil Defense who risk their lives to save victims in their war-torn country.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Khalid Farah Khalid Farah ... Himself
Mohammed Farah Mohammed Farah ... Himself
Abu Omar Abu Omar ... Himself
Raed Saleh Raed Saleh ... Himself
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After five years of war, over 400,000 syrians have been killed and millions have fled their homes. In areas out of regime control, those who remain rely on a group of volunteers dedicated to saving anyone in need. They search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. Written by Cathy

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To save a life is to save all of humanity


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Official Sites:

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UK

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Arabic | English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Syria See more »

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Grain Media, Violet Films See more »
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Netflix's first Academy Award winning documentary. See more »

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Mohammed Farah: Better to rescue a soul than to take one.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 27 February 2017 (2017) See more »

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Crashing Down Completed
Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz and the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music
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Reality check
9 March 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

We live in a time, where conspiracy theories are the new flavor of the month/year. While this short documentary (still 40 minutes long) won an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary, there is a lot of controversy. Well while watching the documentary you may not think about it, but there have been reports that the White Helmets have been paid for by the "West" and are helping terrorists.

Hard to believe to tell you the truth, even though I will admit that some of the scenes filmed did look a bit staged. Something that actually happened with one of the videos uploaded on the internet and has been exposed. But the bombings must be real (I guess you could only argue if they are in cahoots with those who are responsible for the bombings.

If you can actually have a clear mind while watching this, then you will be able to see something remarkable though. It's a grand story of survival, of humanity and of help in general, while risking your own life. And it's up to you to decide whom you want to believe ...


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