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The Cave + Q&A

In a secret underground hospital in Syria, a female-led team risk their lives to provide medical care to the besieged local population

“Gripping. Unprecedented. A real-time thriller ... Fayyas excels at finding small moments that take on poetic resonance.”Indiewire

Academy Award® 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.

Please join us after the film for a very special discussion with director Feras Fayyad.

  • DIRECTOR: Feras Fayyad
  • Duration: 107 mins
  • Countries: Syria, Denmark
  • Language: Arabic, English
  • Date: 2019
  • Format: DCP, Colour
  • Courtesy: Dogwoof
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+ (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

Event starts
Monday 2 March, 2020
Event ends
Monday 2 March, 2020
Venue
The Capitol
Venue Address
113 Swanston St
Location

Melbourne ,

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