Young Syrian With A Dream Risks His Life To Film New Netflix Doc

Khaleed Khateeb dreamed of being a photojournalist when he was in high school. As he watched Syria crumble into chaos around him, he wanted to share his country’s story with the world.

“And now,” he says, “I have finally got my dream.” Khateeb is a 21-year-old volunteer for the Syria Civil Defense forces, rescuing those caught in the crossfire of the civil war.

And over the past year, he has had a second job: filming his fellow volunteers’ heroic efforts for the Netflix documentary The White Helmets, a 41-minute film released this month.

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