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International Film Festival: White Helmets and Watani: My Homeland

Open to public. Two short documentaries about the civil war in Syria: caring for the wounded and seeking refuge.

Watani: My Homeland (dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, 2016, Syria, 51 min.)
Nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
The struggles of a Syrian war widow and her children as they make a new home in a village in Germany. 

White Helmets (dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, 2016, Syria, 41 min.)
Winner of the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
The activities of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the “White  Helmets,” an unarmed and neutral volunteer group that comes to the aid of victims of the Syrian civil war.

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