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For the besieged Syrian civilians, hope and safety lie underground, inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where paediatrician 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 film paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.
Feras Fayyad, born in Syria in 1984, is an award-winning filmmaker who has received particular recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in audio-visual arts and filmmaking from The International Film and Television School EICAR in Paris. His award-winning film Last Men in Aleppo (2017) earned him Academy Award nomination and Emmy for Best Documentary Feature. His other films include the feature documentary My Escape (2016) and TV documentaries Between the Fighter in Syria (2016-2017) and Wide Shot-Close Shot (2013). He also produced, co-wrote and edited the award-winning short film One Day in Aleppo (2017) directed by Ali Alibrahim.
Denmark, Germany, USA, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic
Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad
Muhammed Khair Al Shami, Ammar Sulaiman, Mohammad Eyad
Kirstine Barfod, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Danish Documentary Production
Festivals & Awards:
AWARDS Nominated - Best Documentary Feature - 92nd Academy Awards® TIFF 2019 - People’s Choice Award for Documentary Feature IDA Documentary Awards - Best Writing Camden International Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award Tiempo de Historia Award - Seminci (Valladolid International Film Festival) Nominated- Best Documentary Feature- Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominated- Best Director- Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominated- Best Cinematography- Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominated- Best Score - Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominated- Most Compelling Living Subjects of a Documentary- Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominated - Outstanding Direction - Cinema Eye Honors 2020 Nominated - Outstanding Production - Cinema Eye Honors 2020 Nominated - Audience Choice Prize - Cinema Eye Honors 2020 Nominated - The Unforgettables (Non-Competitive Honor) - Cinema Eye Honors 2020 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS TIFF 2019 BFI London Film Festival 2019 Camden International Film Festival 2019 IDFA 2019 DOC NYC 2019; Cinema Eye Honors 2020; Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2020; Against Gravity 2020; Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2020; Göteborg International Film Festival 2020
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