[Marxism] Fwd: The Last Men in Aleppo

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri May 5 07:45:43 MDT 2017


Winner of the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January, 
“Last Men in Aleppo” opened yesterday for a week’s run at the Metrograph 
in New York. It will open on May 18 at Laemmle’s in Los Angeles, with a 
nationwide rollout and VOD to follow. Nominally covering the same 
terrain as the 41 minute “The White Helmets” that was voted the best 
short documentary by the Academy Awards, this is a much darker film 
reflecting the desperation of people facing the imminent collapse of a 
rebel-controlled area that might have contained 250,000 people. The film 
was directed by Firas Fiyyad who was in attendance for the Q&A at the 
Metrograph last night. He was jailed twice and tortured during the early 
days of the Syrian revolt. The guards told him: “You’ll have double the 
amount of torture because you’re a filmmaker.”

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/05/the-last-men-in-aleppo/



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