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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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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 ... Himself
Mohammed Farah ... Himself
Abu Omar ... Himself
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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16 September 2016 (USA)  »

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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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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Documentary (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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absolute GARBAGE
3 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and believe me, this film is nothing more than staged propaganda. The narrative that is being place in front of our eyes these days is reminiscent of when CNN, FOX, and MSNBC were all telling us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. If anyone is curious of the legitimacy of this film and all of the lies being told about Syria today there is plenty of sources out there, don't just take it from me. DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK please.


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