Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary. 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.
Feras Fajjad / Denmark, Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA, Qatar, Syria / 2019 / 107 min.
Aishe, after losing her husband, suddenly became the sole provider for her three children. She participates in several workshops for emancipation of Muslim women and decides to pursue a career as a female plumber to ease her financial situation. Waterproof gives a humorous insight into the world of a plumber and her colleagues who try to stand …
This film is a response to the current wave of post-humanist thinking caused by the development of technology, AI, and the climate crisis. The human species’ dawning realization of its utter insignificance and transience is resulting in an identity crisis. FREM seeks to reflect this feeling by creating a dehumanized and alienated view of a landscape and nature beyond the human perception of reality. Incomplete thoughts and dialogue fragments, diverse music interrupted by rushes and glitches, …
Ten juvenile delinquents from the largest detention institution in Madagascar have joined a four-month workshop to learn working with a film camera, editing, creating simple cinematic tricks, and telling their own stories. The camera became a tool for them to grasp the new reality, allowing them to express themselves freely despite the isolation they live …