UnderDocs: THE CAVE + Short: SARAH
March 26 @ 19:40 - 22:00
UnderDocs: THE CAVE d. Feras Fayyad, 2019 + Short: SARAH presented by Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (26 MAR 19:40):
Recently nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, Syrian director Feras Fayyad’s follow-up to 2017’s LAST MEN IN ALEPPO is equally powerful. Amani Ballour is a female doctor operating a makeshift hospital during the civil war, treating casualties in a Ghouta-based cave whilst battling societal sexism.
Fayyad lays Ballour’s struggle bare in a bid to seek justice for Syria’s innocent victims; in his own words, people need to be put in ‘an uncomfortable position’ to take stock of the ‘terrible reality’ around us, and THE CAVE manages this to devastating effect.
SARAH: Once a swimming champion in Syria, now Sarah finds herself on a broken boat in the Mediterranean. She knows that this will be the most important race she will ever compete in. The prize – saving her own life and the life of her sister.
Feminista Films: Throughout the season, Screen25 will be partnering with Feminista Film Festival’s UK Tour to celebrate International Women’s Month. Each feature film will be paired with one of Feminista’s inspiring short films that celebrate women and girls from around the world.
- SARAH – 7:40pm
- THE CAVE – 7:50pm