The Cave

The Cave
dir. Feras Fayyad/Denmark, Syria, Germany, United States, Qatar/2019/107 min.
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lalka
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lwów

For the besieged Syrian 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, this shocking film from Academy Award nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.


  • projection time:
    107 min.
  • country/year:
    Denmark, Syria, Germany, United States, Qatar /2019
  • director:
    Feras Fayyad
  • pictures:
    Mohammad Kheir, Ammar Suleiman, Mohammad Eyad
  • production:
    Kristine Barfod, Sigrid Dyekjaer, Muzyka Matthiew Herbert / Danish Documentary, Majade
  • awards :
    2019 – Oscar Nomination, 2019 – IFF Toronto: Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award

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