UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

 

Year: 2017
Country: DENMARK, SYRIA
Run Time: 101 minutes

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Merciless war has been raging in Syria for the last five years. Though millions have fled their homes for foreign borders, one group of brave men are steadfast in protecting what is left of their cherished city of Aleppo. The Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets, banded together in 2013 to serve as a volunteer search-and-rescue crew for their fellow civilians enduring the destruction. These men respond to ongoing attacks, often pulling bodies from massive piles of rubble, their eyes glued to the sky for fear of yet another Russian airstrike. While much of the city is in desolate ruins, life still remains. An all-too-brief cease-fire gives families a quick respite from death as children run freely in the streets. But daily bombings and scarce resources force these local heroes to weigh their self-proclaimed destiny to defend their home with the grave consequences they will inevitably leave their children. LAST MEN IN ALEPPO depicts the unbelievable resilience of human beings who are barely surviving and begs the world to finally notice. (In Arabic with subtitles) —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 6:15 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Sidebar
VOICES OF THE ARAB WORLD

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Feras Fayyad

Feras Fayyad is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed and edited documentary and fiction films. LAST MEN IN ALEPPO earned the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO (2017)

Producer
Søren Steen Jespersen

Cinematography
Fadi Al Halabi

Editing
Steen Johannsessen

Community Partner

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

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