White Helmets Documentary Screening

Wednesday 15 March 2017, from 7pm til 9pm.
UAL: University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY London, United Kingdom.

“To save one life is to save all of humanity.”

This verse of the Quran is the motto of the White Helmets, Syria’s civil defence, who have saved more than 82,000 lives in Syria from the rubble of bombed buildings. When the bombs rain down, the Syrian Civil Defence rushes in. In a place where public services no longer function these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need – regardless of their religion or politics.

Join us to screen this Oscar Award-winning documentary and to listen to a panel discussion on the work of the White Helmets.

Khaled Katib: Khaled is the 21-year old cinematographer for the White Helmets documentary, and also a member of the White Helmets. Khaled was recently barred from entering the US to attend the Oscars award ceremony by the US Government. In a February 17 statement, Khatib said, “It is so important that people see the film. It is important that people understand that Syria has people who want the same things they want: peace, jobs, family and to live without the fear of bombs. If we win this award, it will show people across Syria that people around the world support them. It will give courage to every volunteer who wakes up every morning to run towards bombs.”

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Cinema, Wednesday 15 March 2017

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