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by Feras Fayyad


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.

international title: The Cave
original title: The Cave
country: Syria, Denmark, Germany, United States, Qatar
sales agent: Dogwoof
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Feras Fayyad
film run: 95'
screenplay: Feras Fayyad, Alisar Hasan
cinematography by: Mohammad Kheir, Ammar Suleiman, Mohammad Eyad
film editing: Per K. Kirkegaard, Denniz Göl Bertelsen
producer: Kirstine Barfod, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
executive producer: Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington, Matt Renner, Eva Mulvad, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Mikala Krogh, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
production: Danish Documentary Production, Filmproduktions-GmbH
backing: Danish Film Institute (DK), National Geographic (US), Doha Film Institute (QA)
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