After 5 years of war, the last Aleppo citizens prepare for the army’s siege. The daily and heroic struggle of volunteers from the NGO Syrian Civil Defence, known as White Helmets, shows the indescribable tragedy Syrian people are going through.
Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad follows the exhausting dedication of Khalid, Subhi, and Mahmoud. Every day they go into bombed buildings looking for survivors amongst the debris and rescue them. As the siege intensifies with constant bombings, the White Helmets and over 350,000 Aleppo citizens face an impossible dilemma: leaving their country with their families and looking for refuge or staying and fighting until the end to defend their city.
Feras Fayyad is a Syrian award-winning filmmaker that has directed and edited several films, both documentary and fiction. He has participated in international film festivals and has received recognition for his work with contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation in the Arab world. Previous films include “My Escape”, for DR and BBC.