The White Helmets
Walk the bombed out streets of Aleppo with these inspiring rescue workers recognized by their protective gear, white helmets. As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets, this group of humble first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble. They also deliver public services to nearly 7 million people, including reconnecting electrical cables, providing safety information to children and securing buildings. They are the largest civil society organization operating in areas outside of government control, and their actions provide hope for millions.
Netflix documentary released in 2016.
Orlando von Einsiedel Director/Producer
As a British film director, he directs mostly documentary films that investigate global social issues, and has filmed in various places around the world, including Africa, Asia, America and the Arctic. Many of von Einsiedel’s documentaries have been screened at some of the world’s top film festivals.
Joanna Natasegara Co-Director/Producer
Also a British film director, Natasegara produced Virunga (2014) with von Einsiedel.
Oscar for Best Documentary Short 2017
What you can do
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