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Cinema in the time of Political Antagonism

By Syed Akrama
The 40-minute documentary, “The White Helmets” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short but one of its three cinematographers, Khaled Khatib, was denied entry into the United States. Director Orlando von Einsiedel accepted the award and read the statement from the White Helmets founder, Raed al-Saleh, which had one particular phrase from the Koran: “To save one life is to save all of humanity.”