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The White Helmets (2016)

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

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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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The twenty-third Netflix original documentary. See more »

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Mohammed Farah: Better to rescue a soul than to take one.
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Incredibly moving film about real heroes
12 October 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Incredibly moving film about real heroes; the Syrian Civil Defense.

These guys are a bunch of real people, former teachers, tailors, shop workers and so on who risk everything everyday to save the lives of strangers.

When Russian bombs start raining down, they rush in to pull people out of the rubble. The interviews are intensely personal and candid. The action is truly thrilling and frankly horrifying in equal measure. It's not an easy watch by any means but everyone should see this film.

An unbelievably powerful story, beautifully told. Don't let the trolls put you off. That's clearly what they want.


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