Viral clip of Syrian boy saving girl from gunfire revealed to be hoax by Norway filmmaker

November 15, 2014 1:36 PM

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STOCKHOLM (AFP) - 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, the BBC reported.

Posted on YouTube on Monday, the "Syrian hero boy" video was shot on location in Malta last May with professional actors, and directed by 34-year-old Norwegian director Lars Klevberg, who hoped to create a debate on children in war zones. "If I could make a film and pretend it was real, people would...

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