Last Men in Aleppo
DIRECTOR: FERAS FAYYAD
Feras Fayyad, co-director/editor Steen Johannessen and Marten Rabarts, Head of EYE International, in conversation with filmmaker Amy Berg on May 3rd at 7:15.
Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad in collaboration with Aleppo Media Center filmed the Syrian war for two years, which led to this breathtaking work, an imperative piece of boots-on-the-ground reportage following the exploits of the White Helmets, a search and rescue organization who indefatigably struggle on amidst Aleppo’s humanitarian catastrophe, looking for signs of life amid the rubble of a ruined city. Displaying remarkable calm and compositional clarity amidst chaos, Last Men in Aleppo embodies the agony and euphoria of its subject’s life and death work. EFP Member: Danish Film Institute
Opening night film of True Stories: New Non-Fiction from Europe