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Filmfest DC - Last Men in Aleppo

Run Time: 104 Minutes

JUSTICE MATTERS

Last Men in Aleppo

 

Directed by Feras Fayyad

Denmark/Syria, 2017, 104 minutes

 

The siege of Aleppo has been compared to that of Stalingrad, which is ironic under the circumstances. “Are those Russian planes flying overhead?” wonders one of the heroes of this urgent documentary. It’s not an idle question; as a member of the volunteer Syria Civil Defense, his job is to rescue victims should these particular planes unload bombs on the city. The film follows two rescuers, Khaled and Mahmoud, in their work over the course of a year. For them and for us, the action is existential, exhilarating, and deflating. Extracting children alive from rubble, only to find that their mother has died, is both a reality and a metaphor; Aleppo, the city they love, is dying. Though exquisitely realized, this film cannot have a happy ending. The humanity of its protagonists makes it essential viewing. It won a Grand Jury Prize in the Documentary section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.—Judy Bloch

 

 

In Arabic with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Last Men in Aleppo
Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:00 PM
Door Time: 8:00 PM
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Landmark E Street Cinema  

Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

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Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004