CIFF Selects
Feb 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Camden Opera House
Camden, ME
CIFF Selects and the Camden Opera House are proud to present Last Men in Aleppo. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, last Men in Aleppo is the first Syrian film produced and directed that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work — a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage — follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, Last Men in Aleppo draws us into the lives of three of its founders — Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud — as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country?