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Last Men in Aleppo

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Producers Søren Steen Jespersen, Kareem Abeed

Synopsis

In the middle of the night a red fire truck rushes through the streets. We meet Mahmoud and Subhi inside the car engaged in discussion: Are we going to die now? They follow the smell of what they fear is a chemical bomb attack. This is Aleppo, where death surrounds you. Dark and empty with deserted buildings, telling the story of a thousand disrupted lives.

Through this trip, searching for survivors, we experience the personal story behind the war.

Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, all founding members of the White Helmets in Aleppo, a group of ordinary citizens, who are the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life are now living more or less under siege and constant bombing together with the remaining 350,000 civilians in Aleppo.

About The Team

Feras Fayyad (Director) is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and radio producer. He has worked as a film editor and cinematographer on several documentary and fiction films, participated in international film festivals, and received recognition for his work with contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation in the Arab world.

Steen Johannessen (Co-Director, Editor) is an experienced editor of a number of internationally acclaimed documentaries including Motley’s Law, Miner Shot Down, and Warriers from the North. Last Men in Aleppo is his debut as a co-director.

Søren Steen Jespersen (Producer) has produced several award winning documentaries and directed Warriors from the North, winner of Best Mid-length Film at Hot Docs 2014.