Erik Fau, courtesy of AFP, 15 November 2014,where the title reads “Syrian hero boy’ video hoax by Norwegian filmmaker”
A viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire, watched online by millions of viewers, was faked by a Norwegian film crew, according to its director.
Posted on YouTube on Monday, the “Syrian hero boy” video was shot on location in Malta last summer with professional actors, and directed by 34-year-old Norwegian Lars Klevberg, who hoped to provoke a debate on children in war zones. “The motivation behind the production and the Internet release of the film was to spur debate, urge action on behalf of innocent children all over the world who are affected by…
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