Feras Fayyad

Syrian Film Director, Producer, Writer, Editor and Cinematographer
February 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Screening of THE CAVE - 2020 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary; Q&A to follow with Dr. Amani Ballour and Director Feras Fayyad
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall St.

Co-sponsored by: National Geographic Documentary Film, Film and Media Studies Program, Whitney Humanities Center, Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale, the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Program, Public Humanities at Yale, Yale Institute for Global Health, and MacMillan Center Council on Middle Eastern Studies

About The Cave

The Cave is a 2019 Syrian-Danish documentary film directed by Feras Fayyad and written by Fayyad and Alisar Hasan. A companion piece to his earlier film Last Men in Aleppo, the film profiles Amani Ballour, a female doctor in Ghouta who is operating a makeshift hospital nicknamed “the Cave” during the Syrian Civil War. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 5, 2019.

In an interview, Fayyad said his purpose in making the film was to create documentary evidence that could be used to seek justice for innocent victims of the civil war. “The film should put people in an uncomfortable position to look through the terrible reality around us,” he said.