The White Helmets

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A Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016. As the violence intensifies, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all the while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones. Moving and inspiring, The White Helmets (directed by Academy Award (R)-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara) is both a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who remain in the country, and a humbling portrait of the power of the human spirit.

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  • These one-on-ones are the soul of the movie, as the men - in their former lives, a builder, a blacksmith, a tailor - affirm their belief in humanity and a better tomorrow.

    April 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Von Einsiedel is convinced that his subjects are "true heroes." Viewers will be convinced of the same.

    September 16, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The scenes of the rescuers in their off-hours show the long reach of the war, with the night's spent anxiously watching television news of the bombardment or phoning family and friends to make sure they're alive.

    February 27, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The picture that emerges is the reality of living through this intractable and unbalanced conflict, bringing home the scale of the international community's failure.

    October 24, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Inspiring docu has positive messages; some wartime violence.

    September 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A documentary that will shock you, visually and emotionally, even if you don't fully understand the context of the conflicts in Syria. [Full review in Spanish]

    September 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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