The Cave

Syria/Denmark/Germany/Qatar/U.S., 107m, DCP

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Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with this powerful new documentary. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour 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. A National Geographic Documentary Films release

In Arabic and English with English subtitles

 

Preceded by:

Lost and Found
Orlando von Einsiedel, U.K., 22m, DCP
Directed by Academy Award-winner Orlando von Einsiedel (“The White Helmets”, “Virunga”), Lost and Found follows Kamal Hussein, a Rohingya refugee who has dedicated his life to reuniting children with their parents in the world’s largest refugee camp.

In Burmese with English subtitles

 

 

A film by Feras Fayyad

The year’s timeliest documentary.”

The Daily Beast