Last Men in Aleppo
- Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:00
Last Men in Aleppo - De Sidste Mænd I Aleppo - Denmark, 2017, 104’
Director: FERAS FAYYAD
Born in Syria, Feras Fayyad is a director, writer and radio producer. He has a BA in Audiovisual Arts and Filmmaking in Paris. He directed and edited a number of films, both documentary and fiction and received recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world.
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 we 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?
The film won several awards from various festivals, among which the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.