• 2019 | Documentary | 95' | Syria, Denmark, Germany, USA, Qatar

The Cave

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad („Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his 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 paint a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.
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Feras Fayyad
Danish Documentary in co-production with Filmproduktion, in association with National Geographic, TV 2, SWR
DOHA, Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation, International Media Support, The Danish Film Institute Development, Docs Up Fund, Normandie for Peace
World Sales
Toronto IFF 2019 (Peoples Choice Award), London FF 2019,  Busan IFF 2019, DOC NYC FF 2019, IDFA 2019, Göteborg IFF 2019, DocPoint Helsinki Documentary FF 2020, One World Human Rights FF 2020, Sofia IFF 2020, ZagrebDox 2020, Docville 2020 (Audience Award), Docaviv 2020, Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2020, Nordisk Panorama 2020, Message to Man 2020, Camerimage 2020
Nominated for OSCAR® 2020 in the Documentary Feature category at the Academy Awards
German Documentary Film Prize 2020
Emmy Awards 2020
Prix Italia for TV - Documentary 2020

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