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The Laramie Plains Civic Center will host a free screening of the film “Last Men in Aleppo.” The documentary Syrian filmmaker Fayyad and Danish co-director Johannessen’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized While Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards explosion in hopes of saving lives. Incorporating moments of the both hearth-pounding suspense and improbably beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its fouders – Khalid, Subhi, and Mohmoud – as the grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee with their families or stay and fight for their country.
UW M.A. in American studies Fred Chapman will lead a post screening discussion about the current situation in Syria.