In Theatres: THE CAVE

Coming to theatres today, Friday, October 18:
THE CAVE

Director:
Feras Fayyad

World Premiere:
Toronto 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, London, Hamptons, Camden, Double Exposure, Mill Valley, Heartland, Tallgrass, Virginia

About:
A female doctor defies patriarchal expectations to lead an underground hospital in Syria.

The film screens as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
THE CAVE takes us to a subterranean landscape that feels akin to the post-apocalyptic world of MAD MAX. Warlords have made the earth’s surface uninhabitable in Syria, so medical workers led by Dr Amani Ballor, a female pediatrician, have created a hospital underground the city of Ghouta, near Damascus. Oscar®-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad spent two years capturing the resilience, dedication, and love that keeps them going.

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