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Talent attending: Feras Fayyad (Director)

As Russian bombers and Syrian troops lay siege to the Syrian city of Ghouta, Dr. Amani, an aspiring pediatrician, leads a team of 130 medical practitioners who must go underground to create a makeshift hospital serving 400,000 civilians under attack. When the war becomes increasingly desperate, the hospital fills to the brim with adults, children and grieving family. The strain and obstacles become nearly unbearable, and, yet, Dr. Amani’s team finds a way to retain its kindness and professionalism even as the inevitable breaking point approaches.

In this harrowing documentary portrait of medical heroes, which unfolds in terrifying real-time, Academy Award®-nominated director Feras Fayyad (LAST MAN IN ALEPPO) once again finds the most extraordinary stories of courage amidst the most inhuman acts of cruelty. –Ken Jacobson

Feras Fayyad is an award-winning filmmaker who has received international recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world. His most recent film, LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, earned him a 2018 Academy Award® nomination and an Emmy® for Best Documentary Feature. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary competition. The film screened at festivals around the globe and received another 18 international awards, including Best Documentary Feature, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival; Audience Award – Best Documentary, Washington D.C. International Film Festival; Documentary Jury Prize and Best in World Cinema Audience Award, Sarasota Film Festival; a Peabody Award; and the Critics’ Choice Award.


Country: Denmark, Germany, Qatar, Syria, USA

Year: 2019

Director: Feras Fayyad

Screenwriters: Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad

Producers: Kristine Barford, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær

Executive Producers: Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington, Eva Mulvad, Pernille Rose Grønkjær

Directors of Photography: Mohammad Kheir, Ammar Suleiman, Mohammad Eyad

Editors: Per K. Kirkegaard, Denniz Göl Bertelsen

Running Time (minutes): 95 min

Languages: Arabic, English