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November 19, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

The Audio and Visual Fund/Arts Council Norway and The Norwegian Film Institute Issue Statements on “Syrian Hero Boy”

Following the publication of the Open Letter to Lars Klevberg, The Norwegian Film Institute and Arts Council Norway, the Norwegian Film Institute has issued the following statement: The Norwegian Film Institute strongly regret the impact Syrian Hero Boy may have for aid workers and journalists working in conflict areas. The Norwegian Film Institute granted this film in…

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November 18, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Press Release from Filmmakers Regarding “Syrian Hero Boy”

Tuesday 18th of November Press release This is in response to the attention we have received regarding the fictional YouTube- video ”Syrian hero boy.” Despite our humane and good intentions, we would like to sincerely apologize for releasing this film as real and the outcome since the film’s release. As filmmakers we take the complete responsibility…

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November 17, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

An Open Letter to Lars Klevberg, The Norwegian Film Institute and Arts Council Norway

We the undersigned express our condemnation at the deceptive nature of the film directed by Lars Klevberg and funded by the Norwegian Film Institute and Arts Council Norway about Syria. It is reckless and irresponsible to distribute a fictional film as real footage thus belittling the very real suffering of Syria’s children and the very…

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