Documentary Feature Film
Length: 90 min.
Available on Netflix & iTunes
The film follows a faction of the White Helmets, a civil defense group in Syria, as they attempt to rescue civilians from the continued destruction and violence occurring in Syria by the Assad regime. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.
** IMPORTANT WARNING! Due to the topics being touched on in this film, there are especially graphic images of violence and death that must be taken into account when showing to a broad audience.**
NNIRR additional questions to add to media discussion guide:
- How does the availability of images, through the use of the internet and social media, affect our reactions to catastrophic events around the world?
- Does it help connect people to causes that they otherwise wouldn’t be aware of, thereby providing more concern, advocacy, support and resources or does it desensitize people to the lasting effects of these occurrences due to the ever-changing pace of news and the internet?
- What is our responsibility, as people not directly affected by these events, to provide support for those who are directly affected?
If you would like to donate to the White Helmets, you can do so here: https://peoplesmillion.whitehelmets.org/act/peoples-million/?source=whweb
If you would like to read more about the White Helmets and gain additional information you can do so here: http://time.com/syria-white-helmets/