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Syrian Superheroes Or Propaganda Pawns?: Netflix’s Documentary ‘White Helmets’ Is Already Dividing Opinions

“Don’t give mom a hard time, OK?” the trailer of Netflix’s upcoming documentary White Helmets shows a Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) volunteer, a “White Helmet”, kissing his child, and then stepping out in the dystopian background of the bombed-out city of Aleppo in Syria. He looks up at the sky, scanning it for planes and helicopters, which come and drop bombs every day, killing scores of people who do not matter much to the world anymore.

Can India Lead The Global Fight Against Child Labour?

The setting -- the base of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C -- was perfect to launch the Meet Up For Childhood Freedom. As the symbol of the anti-slavery movement watched over, a man in a white kurta pyjama made an impassioned plea to fight child labour across the world. He was Kailash Satyarthi, who in 2014 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against child labour. A year later, Satyarthi wants to take the crusade further.