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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 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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UK

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Arabic | English

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16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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The White Helmets 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 Good Morning Britain: 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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Definitely deserves all it's praise!
3 March 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE WHITE HELMETS': Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

The 2017 Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short Film is this heartbreaking account of the brave Syrian Civil Defense rescue workers (know as the White Helmets). As daily airstrikes kill civilians every day in Syria (over 400,000 in fives years, while millions of others have fled their homes), these daring volunteer workers heroically search for survivors, as they're often killed themselves. The film details their very passionate personal stories. The White Helmets are undoubtedly as brave, and selfless, as anyone could possibly claim to be (now, or throughout history). So the film is all at once very tragic, and inspiring. It runs just 41 minutes long, but it tells a very powerful story in that time. Orlando von Einsiedel directed the British short film, and it stars Khalid Farah, Mohammed Farah, Abu Omar and many others. I highly recommend it, the short definitely deserves all it's praise! You can see it on Netflix right now, which also released it.

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