Documentary films Apollo 11, The Cave and American Factory were honored with Emmys on night one of the 2020 Creative Arts ceremonies of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
THE CAVE (d.Feras Fayyad)(2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE CAVE (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Feras Fayyad
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Coming off his Academy Award-nominated documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, director Feras Fayyad returns to his native Syria, a country still ravaged by an unrelenting war that has spared nothing in its destructive wake, not even the local hospitals. In his new documentary, Fayyad covers a hidden, underground hospital called The Cave, where a dedicated team of mostly female doctors and civilians is led by Dr. Amani, a young female pediatrician. Together, they risk their lives to provide medical care to the besieged local population, ignoring the entrenched conservative and patriarchal pressures in their way. Fayyad’s tender, observational documentary captures not only the tragedy surrounding the doctors, but also the beautiful moments of generosity, compassion, and kindness that glimmer brightly among the turmoil.
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Aoife Crehan’s The Last Right, Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ directorial debut Swallow and Feras Fayyad’s exceptional film, The Cave win feature film awards at the 64th Cork Film Festival.