George Clooney makes film about volunteer organization in Syria
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George Clooney will make a movie about the White Helmets, the volunteer citizens in Syria to assist.
The film is based on documentary The White Helmets, which this year shortlisted for an Oscar, reports Variety. The documentary generated a lot of attention for the organisation, which is financed by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The White Helmets, officially the Syrian Civil Defense, consists of volunteers who are without any political preference. Of the three thousand members since its creation in 2013, according to messages 130 were killed.
The organization, which this year is in the running for the Nobel Peace prize, it would be already over 70,000 people have been rescued.
Clooney is as yet only as a producer associated with the project. His company Smokehouse Pictures produced earlier films like Argo and The Ides of March and is also behind the upcoming film in the Ocean’s series, Ocean’s Eight.