The Cave

documentary | 95 min

Movie Info

  • DIRECTION Feras Fayyad
  • SCRIPT Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad
  • CAST Amani Ballour, Salim Namour, Alaa, Samaher
  • PRODUCTION Danish Documentary Production with the support of National Geographic
  • COUNTRY Syria, Denmark, Germany, United States, Qatar
  • CATEGORY Feature film
  • GENRE Documentary
  • DISTRIBUTION Mescalito Film
  • ITALIAN RELEASE October 4, 2021

Movie Story

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave. 

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.For Dr. Amani and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa, their battle is not only to survive but to maintain their dreams and hopes for their country and for women.

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