A film by Feras Fayyad
2017, 104 minutes
No. 090


2018 Academy Award Nominee | Best Documentary Feature
2018 Emmy Award Winner | Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary
2018 Notable Video | American Library Association
2018 Documentary Winner | Peabody Awards

Winner of over a dozen prizes, including the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes in the hope of saving lives.

Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country.

A courageous work,Last Men in Aleppo provides a striking new perspective on a conflict that is reshaping the world.

Nominee, Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature
WInner, Grand Jury World Documentary Prize, Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Emmy Awards, Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary
Nominee, Best Documentary, Independent Spirit Awards
Winner, Best In Show, National Media Market
Winner, Best Documentary, CPH: DOX Film Festival
Winner, Inspiration Award, Full Frame Film Festival
Winner, Grand Jury Honorary Mention, Full Frame Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award - Best Documentary, FilmFest DC
Winner, Best Documentary, Nordic Panorama Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, Sarasota Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Sarasota Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Mediterranean Film Festival

“An essential film.” – The New York Times

“You should — you must — see Last Men in Aleppo to witness an ongoing tragedy. But you should also see it to learn humility. We — meaning Americans — ain’t seen nothin’. Yet.” – Vulture

“A powerful and affecting work.” – NPR

“A masterpiece.” – The Guardian

“Three and a half stars. A remarkable cinematic achievement. This is highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

"Remarkable. Viscerally immediate, exquisitely realized... Astonishing first-hand footage obtained at immense risk to the lives of the filmmakers." – Variety

“Essential viewing.” – New York Magazine

“A must-see record of lifesaving heroes.” – Huffington Post

"An unforgettable and essential documentary.” – Indiewire

“Three and a half stars. An unflinching depiction of life in a vulnerable city.” –

"Essential viewing." – Film Comment

"Starred Review. An eye-opening program." – Booklist

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