The first trailer and poster have landed for The White Helmets, Netflix’s latest documentary.
The streaming giant has made something of a name for itself in the non-fiction arena, providing a platform for smaller films and earning itself Oscar nominations for both The Square and Virunga.
Now, the site has reunited with the filmmaking team behind Virunga for The White Helmets, but there’s something different this time: this is a short film.
The movie is set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016. As the violence intensifies, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all the while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones.
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara, result is both a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who remain in the country, and a portrait of the power of the human spirit.
The film premiered this past weekend at the Telluride Film Festival and will have its international premiere at the 2016 TIFF. It is released globally on Netflix on Friday 16th September.
Here’s a trailer for the short – read on for the poster.
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