Grasshopper Films has taken U.S. rights to Last Men in Aleppo.
The film takes place from September 2015 to the fall of 2016 and follows Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, volunteers from the White Helmets as they search through the rubble of bombed-out buildings in the Syrian capital.
Directed by Feras Fayyad and co-directed and edited by Steen Johannesen, the doc had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
The film was produced by Larm Film and the Aleppo Media Center in co-production with Kloos & Co Medien, with support from the Danish Film Institute & DR and IMR.
Grasshopper is planning a May theatrical release, beginning with an exclusive New York run starting May 3 at the Metrograph and May 18 at Laemmle's Music Hall in Los Angeles, with a nationwide rollout to follow. There also will be a non-theatrical and VOD release.