Brotherhood and courage


The Washm Station in central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is the city’s oldest and busiest fire station. With daily temperatures exceeding 50°C during the busy summer months, this is one of the hardest environments for a fire fighter to work in.
Through unrestricted access behind the scenes of the Washm fire station award-winning director Tom Roberts managed to capture daily life in extraordinary circumstances.
Offering an intimate portrait of life in Saudi Arabia; the film conveys the intensity of the experience and the danger that the firefighters face every day, as well as the camaraderie that is forged in these harsh conditions.

53mins, Al Arabiya, 2013

Tom Roberts

Executive Producers
Jonathan Hacker, Christopher Mitchell,
Adel Alabdulkarim & Abdulrahman al-Rashed