The WHITE HELMETS – A Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016. As the violence intensifies, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all the while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones. Moving and inspiring, The White Helmets present a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who remain in the country, and a humbling portrait of the power of the human spirit.
Q-tips say: See it. It is only 40 mins. long. Mrs. Q says: A good documentary that will shock you, visually and emotionally, even if you don’t fully understand the context of the conflicts in Syria. The scenes of the rescuers in their off-hours show the long reach of the war, with the night’s spent anxiously watching television news of the bombardment or phoning family and friends to make sure they’re alive. The White Helmets truly are heroes.