In the middle of the night a red fire truck rushes through the streets. We meet Mahmoud and Subhi inside the car engaged in discussion: Are we going to die now? They follow the smell of what they fear is a chemical bomb attack.
This is Aleppo, where death surrounds you. Dark and empty with deserted buildings, telling the story of a thousand disrupted lives.



Through this trip, searching for survivors, we experience the personal story behind the war. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, all founding members of the White Helmets in Aleppo, a group of ordinary citizens, who are the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life are now living more or less under siege and constant bombing together with the remaining 350,000 civilians in Aleppo.

Directed by Firas Fayyad and Steen Johannessen
Denmark/Syria • 2017 • 103 minutes

Determined to save lives, the White Helmets search for life in the rubble of Aleppo. This is their story.

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