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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

Within the crowded field of documentaries vying for awards this season is a sub-skirmish of titles dealing with the war in Syria.

But the only one made by a Syrian is Firas Fayyad’s “Last Men in Aleppo,” a Sundance Film Festival 2017 Grand Jury Prize winner focusing on the fearless White Helmets, volunteers from all walks of life who, when the barrel bombs begin to drop, run toward the blast to rescue whatever survivors they can from the rubble.

It’s not the first movie Fayyad has made shedding light on oppression in his country. His documentary, “On the Other Side,” about an exiled Syrian poet living in the Czech Republic, resulted in Fayyad’s arrest and torture for nine months between 2011 and 2012.

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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