Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival has officially started on Wednesday at the Concert Hall of Danish Broadcasting Corproration with the European Premiere of „Last Men in Aleppo“. The Syrian documentary portrays the fates of three men who work for the White Helmets, an aid organisation rescuing people from the rubble that has become Aleppo.
The film has been awarded the Grand Jury Prize in the category for international documentaries at the Sundance festival. At CPH:DOX, the documentary has been nominated in the main category Dox:Award and will compete against 12 other films.
„Last Men in Aleppo“ is directed by the Syrian director Feras Fayyad, who has been present at the screening of the film as well as interviewed at the festival’s hub in Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
The documentary will be shown five times in total during the festival, and will later also be broadcasted at DR2 Dokumania.