Film screening and debate
The Cave

The Cave

with the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva and the FIFDH
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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

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The 2020 Oscar-nominated documentary The Cave recounts the incredible work of Dr Amani Ballour and her colleagues in an underground hospital in the besieged Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta. In addition to a shortage of electricity and medical equipment, Dr Ballour tries to do her job, despite some patients refusing to be treated by a woman. 

This documentary film (2019, 106 minutes, in Arabic and English with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Dr Amani Ballour, Film Protagonist, Syrian paediatrician and Recipient of the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize

  • Julie Billaud, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, the Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)

  • Ben Parker, Senior Editor, The New Humanitarian, and former Head, UN OCHA Office Syria

  • Najat Rochdi, Senior Humanitarian Adviser, Office of the Special Envoy for Syria

“This powerful, immensely moving documentary follows the courageous medical staff who must treat injured children as bombs fall around them.” – The Guardian

Entry is free, however seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A cocktail will be served after the panel discussion.