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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 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Khalid Farah Khalid Farah ... Self
Mohammed Farah Mohammed Farah ... Self
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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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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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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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Remade as The White Helmets 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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I doubt anybody would wonder why people are leaving Syria after watching this.
25 September 2016 | by dndegeSee all my reviews

Documentary about real heroes. Everybody knows the situation in the middle east, but not many of us can connect in deep emotions with them, because we only see numbers. This documentary shows brave men fighting for the life of other people in their country without any weapons. I think that in this noise around refugees it's really hard to hear the voice of people who actually stay there. Thanks to this documentary You can somehow regain confidence in the fact that there are good people fighting for the right cause, but at the same time wonder why is this all happening and how come this kind of situations just pass through us on a daily basis. The only reason I gave a 9/10 is because it could be longer, but at the same time it's long enough. It's my first ever review on IMDb, because my feelings after watching this just couldn't let me just leave it as it is. I will definitely recommend this to everybody I'll have a chance to.


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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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