If you've got some free time this weekend, or even if you don't, you should sit down for fourty minutes and watch the new Netflix documentary "The White Helmets". Film, like stills, are created to elicit emotions from the viewer. They are stories which make you feel something; and boy does this one make you feel.
Following the story of a unit of the Syrian Civil Defence force, better known as "the White Helmets", from Aleppo, this documentary is gut wrenching without unnecessary gore, showing you the Syrian Civil War as it is. It will give you a harsh perspective on how the world can sit an allow murder and destruction on a gargantuan scale, and the bravery of those who refuse to let the failings of the outside world dampen their belief in humanity, as they proudly state: "To save one life is to save all humanity."
The film is available soley on Netflix, but is entirely worth your time and money to get a dose of pure reality. The pure souls of the people interviewed will touch yours in kind.