Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

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A portrait of White Helmet volunteers toiling amidst the rubble of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. A Grand Jury Prize-winner at Sundance. More

"As the missiles fall across the Syrian warzone, the exhausted and poorly equipped White Helmets head out to search for victims and survivors. Syrian director Feras Fayyad collaborated with Danish filmmaker Steed Johannessen and the Aleppo Media Centre to record the daily activities of these reluctant heroes. A father is torn between fleeing with his children and staying to help his community. A colleague visits a family that he dug out of debris. Sirens interrupt a brief moment of joy in a kid's playground. These are just a few of the moments that elevate this remarkable documentary beyond nightly news coverage. It illuminates the courage and sense of community that lies alongside the tragedy." (Sydney Film Festival)

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2017110 minsDenmark, SyriaArabic with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld Cinema

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Last Men in Aleppo | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary, 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Last Men in Aleppo | Reviews

97%35 reviews

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Vulture

Vulture

A cool, objective film critic could complain that Last Men in Aleppo becomes repetitious, but it's that repetition that eats into your mind and makes objectivity foolish.

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Variety

Variety

[It] may not be the most comprehensively explanatory or analytical film yet made on the war, but it's the one that provides viewers with the most sensorily vivid and empathetic sense yet of how it feels to live (and die) through the carnage.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A documentary both urgent and mournful...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Last Men in Aleppo is one of the most difficult documentaries you'll see this year.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A tightly focused, on-the-ground account of three men who serve in the White Helmets.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hard to watch, but necessary.

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Last Men in Aleppo | Release Details

Last Men in Aleppo is available to stream in New Zealand now on DocPlay and Academy On Demand.