Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: CAP Presents a New York City Screening of ‘The Cave’
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: CAP Presents a New York City Screening of ‘The Cave’

New York — From Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) comes “The Cave,” a stirring portrait of courage, resilience, and solidarity among women. 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.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

A panel featuring the filmmakers

Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, New York 11106

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.
For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at or 202-478-6327.