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The White Helmets (2016)

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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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 »

Also Known As:

Biale helmy See more »

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Syria See more »

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Grain Media,Violet Films See more »
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"Crashing Down", an unreleased song by Gorillaz for their third album, Plastic Beach, is played in the credits of this film. Despite this, the song still doesn't appear in the official soundtrack of the film, and as of March 2018, the song still hasn't been given an official release anywhere. Damon Albarn, the creator of Gorillaz, is even acknowledged in the credits, possibly a sign that the song was personally asked for by the documentary team. Another interesting side note is that the song is officialy licensed by Warner, even though it is unreleased. See more »

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Mohammed Farah: Better to rescue a soul than to take one.
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Referenced in Lorraine: 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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This whole documentary is based on a lie.
12 April 2018 | by jerryadlingtonSee all my reviews

The media controls how you view things. How much the white helmets help is not actually known. The White Helmets are the people that stage gas attacks for the CIA. Chemicals that can kill by coming into contact with your skin did not effect the white helmets at all. This documentary is disgraceful.


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