Director: Feras Fayyad
Screening time: 10.04.2018. 18:15
Screening location: Kino Europa
Runtime: 104 min
Guests : Firas Fayyad
Awards: Oscar nomination, best documentary 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017, CPH:DOX 2017 Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2017, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2018, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2017, DocsBarcelona 2017, Documentary Edge Festival 2017, Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2017, North Carolina Film Critics Association 2018, Ondas Awards 2017, Sarasota Film Festival 2017, 10. Festival mediteranskog filma Split, Cinema for Peace Awards 2018, Camerimage 2017, Cleveland International Film Festival 2017, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2017, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018, Hot Docs 2017, Istanbul International Film Festival 2017, Online Film & Television Association 2018, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2017, St. Louis Film Critics Association US 2017
After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the volunteers from the White Helmets, director Feras Fayyad lets us experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.
Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud are among the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life. They are now living more or less under constant bombing together with the remaining 350,000 civilians in Aleppo.
They all struggle with the same dilemma: Should they flee and bring their families to safety, or should they stay and fight for their city?