Last Man in Aleppo Screening December 6

The powerful Last Men In Aleppo is a 2017 documentary film about the Syrian Civil War. Written and directed by Feras Fayyad, it documents life in Aleppo during the war and particularly sheds light on the search-and-rescue missions of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. The documentary highlights the lives of three White Helmets founders, Khaled Omar Harrah, Subhi Alhussen and Mahmoud as they grapple with the dilemma to flee their country or stay and fight for it.

The film won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

 

Doors open at 7:00 with the film going on at 7:30, with discussion and cocktail hour to follow.

jennifer mcclory