Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage
Through the past seven years the civil war in Syria has spread death, horror and has cost a frightful amount of human lives. The constant bombardments and the use of conventional and chemical weapons have made it life-threatening for people to move around in the streets. Dr. Amani and her team are therefore forced to go underground, where they have built a hospital as a last life-giving bastion in the middle of the horrors caused by the war. While large parts of the population flee out of Al Ghouta, a group of brave women choose to stay in the country and set aside their own safety for the sake of their patients. They are confronted with death on a daily basis when the mutilated children and civilians are brought down into the cave for treatment. Through Amani and her female colleagues, we witness their battle to break with the Syrian view on women, their right to take responsibility and to maintain their dreams and hopes for their country and for women.
- Feras Fayyad
- Feras Fayyad
- Kristine Barfod
About the Director
Feras Fayyad is an Oscar-nominated director, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary for ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ (2017). Fayyad was born in Syria in 1984 and holds a BA in Audio-visual Arts and Filmmaking from the international film and television school EICAR in Paris. He has directed and edited several films, both documentaries and fiction, and has received particular recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world. ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ (2017) won the international documentary competition at Sundance Film Festival along with more than 50 other international awards.