LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Denmark, Germany, Syria 2017 | 104 Minutes | A film by Feras Fayyad

Heartbreaking and hopeful, LAST MEN IN ALEPPO paints an urgent portrait of war-torn Syria, putting faces on an ongoing and complicated conflict.

  • SYNOPSIS

    After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. We follow the volunteers from The White Helmets as they experience the daily life of death and struggle in the streets of the city. They fight for sanity in a place where war has become the norm. Khaled, Subhi and Mahmoud are among the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life. They now live more or less under siege and constant bombings, together with the remaining 350.000 civilians in Aleppo. They all struggle with the same dilemma: Should they flee and bring their families to safety, or should they stay and fight for their city?

  • DIRECTORS

    Feras Fayyad is a Syrian film director, producer, writer, editor and cinematographer, best known for his 2017 documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, which earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards and nominations including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, making him the first Syrian director to be nominated for an Oscar. He won an Emmy award for best current affairs documentary for this film. For his latest documentary THE CAVE he was again nominated for an Oscar.

    Steen Johannessen has been working for many years as an editor of Danish and international award-winning films. His filmography includes titles such as MOTLEYS LAW, MINERS SHOT DOWN, WARRIORS FROM THE NORTH and PUTIN’S KISS. LAST MEN IN ALEPPO is his debut as a co-director.

  • CREDITS

    Director
    Feras Fayyad

    Co-Director
    Steen Johannessen

    Camera
    Thaer Mohammed
    Mojahed Abo Aljood

    Editors
    Steen Johannessen
    Michael Bauer

    Producers
    Søren Steen Jespersen
    Kareem Abeed

    Co-Producer
    Stefan Kloos

    Cinematography
    Fadi al Halabi

    Music
    Karsten Fundal

    Sound Design
    Morten Groth Brandt

    Production
    LARM Film
    Aleppo Media Center

    Co-Production
    Kloos & Co. Medien
    SWR in Collaboration with ARTE

    World Sales
    DR Sales

  • SUPPORTED BY

    Danish Film Institute
    DR
    DANIDA
    Nordisk Film & TV Fond
    AFAC
    Cinereach
    IDFA Bertha Foundation
    Sundance Institute
    Justfilm
    IMS
    Open Society Foundations

  • AWARDS

    Sundance Film Festival 2017
    Winner “World Cinema Documentary”

    Academy Awards 2018
    Oscar Nomination for „Best Documentary“

    News & Documentary Emmy Awards
    Winner in the categorie „Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary“

  • FESTIVALS

    World Premiere
    Sundance Film Festival 2017, USA

    Further Festivals (Selection)
    CPH:DOX 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
    DOK.fest München Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival 2017, Germany
    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, UK
    Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017, Czech Republic
    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 2017, Canada
    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2017, USA
    Documentary Edge Festival 2017, New Zealand
    Forum on Human Rights 2017, Switzerland
    Amnesty International Movies that Matter Festival 2017, Netherlands
    Ambulante Gira Documentales 2016, Mexico
    Firenze Middle East Now Festival 2017, Italy
    Istanbul International Film Festival 2017, Turkey
    Docs Barcelona 2016, Spain
    Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2017, Poland
    Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2017, South Africa
    Sydney Film Festival 2017, Australia
    Dubai International Film Festival 2017, United Arab Emirates

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