Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival reminds of 6-year war in Syria

By Sonja Wurtscheid

Last man in Aleppo

Together with Syrian musicians the film “Last man in Aleppo” opened the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival on 15 March at Koncerthuset. The choice of the opening film marked the start of the Syrian revolution exactly six years ago.

“Last Men in Aleppo” stands as a ”testimony of what we as a world community have an indisputable responsibility for”, festival director and founder Tine Fischer said.

The Danish-Syrian-German-co-production won the Grand Jury Prize of US-Sundance Festival on 12 March.

The last year of the Syrian war marked the worst for children in the country. According to a report from UNICEF, published in March, 652 children died in 2016.

The 14th Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival shows more than 200 documentaries and awards films in five categories. It is one of the world’s largest of its kind.