Past Event


A Reel Progress Screening and Live Discussion

Museum of the Moving Image
12:00 - 2:30 AM EST

From Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) comes “The Cave,” a stirring portrait of courage, resilience, and female solidarity. For besieged civilians in war-torn Syria, 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” delivers an unflinching look at the Syrian war and some of its most unlikely heroes.

“The Cave” received a 2020 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary. This screening serves as an official voter screening.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Cave,” followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.