The Cave

Feras Fayyad - 102'
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SYNOPSIS

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballor and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

AWARDS

TIFF 2019 - People’s Choice Award for Documentary Feature, Camden International Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award, Tiempo de Historia Award - Seminci (Valladolid International Film Festival)

CATEGORY

#fightforyourfreedom

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Feras Fayyad
PRODUCER:
Kirstine Barfod
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Mohammad Kheir, Ammar Suleiman, Mohammad Eyad
EDITOR:
Per K. Kirkegaard, Denniz Göl Bertelsen

INFORMATION

Country:
Denmark, Syria, Germany, USA, Qatar, France
Original language:
Arabic
Year:
2019

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
102 min