Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscar winner: The White Helmets - Syrian First Responders

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The Oscar winning short The White Helmets was shot on location by Khalid Khateeb -  a 21year old Syrian volunteer for the White Helmets - the Syrian Civil Defense.  The rescuers rush to the sites of bombings in Aleppo and elsewhere to extract people from collapsed buildings.  Khateeb was the videographer who  risked his life  to film the heroism of the "White Helmets"-   It is a powerful story of brave men.  Alas, Khateeb was denied entry to the United States to receive the Academy Award.
Khalid Khateeb - hero and videographee

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