I went to a film screening of The White Helmets last night at KCL – the film has been out for a while now, but it’s one of those films that you know you ought to see, but can’t bring yourself to watch alone because you know it’s going to be heartbreaking.
I highly recommend watching it; with a group of people, or by yourself if you can manage it. The bravery of these people to rush into bombed out buildings, trying to find survivors, likely becoming victims themselves, is just absolutely astounding. The film is predominately first-person videos, and it instantly transports you to the ground. And the scene where they rescue a baby, still alive, from underneath some rubble, is so heart-wrenching.
“To save one life…is to save all of humanity.”