Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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White Helmets

Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel

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As airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

They search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. Known as the White Helmets, these volunteer rescue workers operate in the most dangerous places in Syria to help others.

Since 2013 the White Helmets have saved 78,529 lives, and this number continues to grow. Their tireless rescue work and bravery was acknowledged globally when the White Helmets volunteers were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. This inspiring Oscar nominated documentary follows ordinary people, doing extraordinary things, to help save others.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the situation in Syria and its human impact.

Presented by the Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies (CADA), the umbrella organisation of those overseas aid agencies with an active presence in Northern Ireland. www.cada-ni.org