Last Men in Aleppo

Feras Fayyad / 2017 / 104 minutes / Syria

Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country.

 

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Read Feras Fayyad’s 10/10 list.

  • "An essential film."

    — Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
  • "You should — you must — see Last Men in Aleppo." 

    — David Edelstein, Vulture
  • “A masterpiece.”

    — Nick Fraser, The Guardian
  • "An unforgettable and essential documentary."

    — David Ehrlich, Indiewire
  • “Viscerally immediate, exquisitely realized.”

    — Guy Lodge, Variety
  • "Essential viewing."

    — David Edelstein, New York Magazine
  • "Stunning. The [images] have a kind of incongruous and surreal beauty about them."

    — Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Essential Viewing."

    — Amy Taubin, Film Comment
  • "Three-and-a-half stars. An unflinching depiction of life in a vulnerable city."

    — Vikram Murthi, RogerEbert.com
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