Director Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) returns to his native, wartorn Syria to follow a dedicated team of female doctors who tirelessly treat casualties in an underground hospital while battling systemic sexism.
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 Ballor 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.
Director: Feras Fayyad
Cinematography: Mohammad Kheir, Ammar Suleiman, Mohammad Eyad
Editing: Per K. Kirkegaard, Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Executive Producers: Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington, Matt Renner, Eva Mulvad, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Mikala Krogh, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Producers: Kirstine Barfod, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Production Company: Danish Documentary Production
Screenplay: Feras Fayyad, Alisar Hasan
Sound: Peter Albrechtsen
Filmmaker: Feras Fayyad
Country: Denmark, Syria, Germany, USA, Qatar
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Camden International Film Festival 2019
TIFF 2019 - People’s Choice Award for Documentary Feature
Camden International Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award