Last Men in Aleppo
First screened in June 2017
Director: Feras Fayyad. Documentary about volunteer rescue workers in Syria during the escalating attacks on Aleppo, debating whether to stay in their home city.

Twitter Capsule: Blistering account of a city under siege and of people stretching the bounds of what they consider survivable.

VOR:   Invaluable and extraordinarily risky document of on-the-ground heroism, without sanding down the complicated edges of the men's motivations.

Photo © 2017 Grasshopper Film/Larm Film

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Prize (Documentary)

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