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White Helmets: Syrian Civil Defence
24 May 2018 in the CCS Seminar Room, 726 Shepstone Building, Level 7 at 12h00
All are welcome and encouraged to come, watch, snack, participate,
and engage in discussions.
Documentary: “White Helmets”
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel & Produced by Joanna Natasegara.
Best Documentary (Short Subject) winner in 2016.
Duration: 40 minutes.
As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first
responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
“Barrel bombs – sometimes filled with chlorine – are the biggest killer of civilians in Syria today. Our unarmed and neutral rescue workers have saved more than 114,431 people from the attacks in Syria, but there are many we cannot reach.
There are children trapped in rubble we cannot hear. For them, the UN Security Council must follow through on its demand to stop the barrel bombs, by introducing a ‘no-fly zone’ if necessary.” – Raed Saleh, head of the White Helmets, the Syrian Civil Defence.
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