‘The @SyriaCivilDef ’ short documentary, set in #Aleppo, #Syria won the #Oscars

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STATEMENT:
The White Helmets’ a Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016 won the Oscar for ‘Best Short Documentary’ at the  89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in LA. The film was directed by Academy Award®–nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara.

c5pibkywqaaeguxUnfortunately representatives from the Syria Civil Defence could not attend the event but the Head of the Syria Civil Defence, Raed Saleh, released a video accepting the award [see below for link to video].

Khaled Khatib, a White Helmet volunteer and cinematographer on the film said:

“ I am absolutely delighted that we won an Oscar — it shows us that people care about us and the people we serve. This award is for all the volunteers of the White Helmets and all people around the world who are working for…

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