‘Syrian hero boy’ is a FAKE: Norwegian director admits that footage of youngster dodging sniper fire to rescue girl was actually shot on Gladiator film set using actors… Norwegian filmmakers have today revealed that a video that appeared to show a heroic Syrian boy risking his life (main) was in fact shot on location in Malta using professional actors (pictured inset with crew). Lars Klevberg, a director based in Oslo, said that he wrote the script after watching news coverage of the ongoing conflict in Syria. The 34-year-old explained that he wanted to present the film as reality in order to spark a debate about children living in conflict zones. He added that he was not uncomfortable about potentially deceiving millions of people with the video – which has been viewed more than 3.6million times on YouTube. ‘Syrian hero boy’ film clip is a complete FAKE
Bootneck’s who have served in Malta will have quickly come to the conclusion that the clip was a fake (without the missing ‘crack and thump’ of imaginary high velocity rounds, etc!) The sandstone cut blocks, and the classic archways are a dead give away as to the location (one of several fortresses falling into disrepair.) I was disgusted by the filmmakers ethos then, and even more so now. Crying wolf under such circumstances helps no one. Syrian youngster dodging sniper fire to rescue girl //www.youtube.com Yours Aye.