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Syrian 'Hero Boy' Video a FAKE
A Norwegian director admits that footage of Syrian youngster dodging sniper fire to rescue girl was actually shot on the "Gladiator" film set using professional actors. The 34-year-old said that he wanted to present the film as authentic in order to 'spur debate' and 'spark action' on behalf of 'innocent children all over the world who are affected by war'. He added that his hope was that people would react 'with hope' when they saw the video, which was filmed on a set used for blockbusters such as Gladiator and Troy. Read more at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2835663/Syrian-hero-boy-FAKE-Footage-youngster-dodging-sniper-fire-rescue-girl-actually-shot-Gladiator-film-set-Norwegian-director-using-professional-actors.html