Rethink Rebuild Society and Amnesty International Manchester Group invite you to a FREE screening of the Oscar winning documentary:
The White Helmets
DATE AND TIME: Sat 17 February 2018, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
LOCATION: Longsight Library and Learning Centre, 519 Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 4NE
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Orlando von Einsiedel and the founder of the Syrian Civil Defence Raed Saleh, both on Skype.
Runtime: 41 minutes - Certificate 15
Please book your free seat through Eventbrite:
As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
"The idea for this film came when some friends showed me and the producer Joanna Natasegara a video of a newborn baby in Syria being rescued from a collapsed three-storey building after a bomb. The footage, which is in our final film, is incredibly powerful, but what struck us most of all was the rescuers, this group of normal civilians who had banded together to save the lives of complete strangers. We knew then that we wanted to make a film with this group from eastern Aleppo who were responsible for saving the baby" (Orlando von Einseidel).